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National Roman Museum - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

Largo di Villa Peretti 67 | Museo Nazionale Romano, 00185 Rome, Italy (Castro Pretorio)
(+39) 06 480201
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Ranked #18 of 722 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
Description: Built onto the ruins of the Domitian theater, this splendid palazzo houses beautiful mosaics and Roman statuary.
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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

The history and story telling in the place was very good and to say they are still find items within Rome and updating all the time is very good. The whole place was very relaxing and peaceful.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Glad we did it, and very interesting, but number 1? With all the other incredible things to do in Rome, I wouldn't recommend spending time at this museum unless you have plenty of time.

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usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The museum wasn't as crowded as some of the other museums in Rome, so it was a lot more relaxing to go through the exhibits.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Across the Termini station there s this quite interesting museum . Statues and bronzes of different period are presented in a very clear way. The mosaics deserve a visit by themselves.

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Buckie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I really wanted to see the lovely frescoes from the house of Livia at the Palazzo Massimo and was not disappointed - they are beautiful and amazing, given their age! The other frescoes are also fascinating. Otherwise, the displays are mainly statuary with many, many busts of ancient Romans. These are terrific though and 'photographs' of their time. It was... More

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Lakewood, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Due to our schedule, we had an extra day. We chose to spend it at the National Roman Museum, and not just the sculpture museum. We loved the other museums, too, especially the Epigraphic Museum about communication and writing. That was fascinating. The Palazzo Massimo was terrific, each floor, too. The mosaics and frescos were beautiful.

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Hobart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We thought we had seen enough of Roman and Etruscan antiquities, and then along comes this place! Wonderful exhibits in a wonderful setting -- and that rarity of rarities in Rome -- FREE! It even has delightful, serene gardens to relax in, again something hard to find in Rome. The quality of the exhibits, the sheer scale of the museum... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I agree with other reviewers -- this amazing museum with its stunning sculpture, mosaics, frescos and other decorative arts, all beautifully curated and displayed -- is remarkably uncrowded. I went way off-season and it was basically empty. Inside you will find the very finest and important works of ancient Roman art. MUST see the seated bronze pugilist, it's truly startling.... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Surprisingly little people visit this museum but I thought it is absolutely worthwhile. Most of all, I liked the mosaics. While some of them are damaged, surprisingly a lot are preserved in their entirety, allowing you to get a full view of their cunning outlines. The statues are wonderful as well. In the basement there is an endless coin collection... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This museum was about 10 minutes from my hotel, and was a great place to start my visit it Rome. The highlight for me was the fresco area on the lower floor, particularly the "garden room" from Casa Liva. This museum was the least crowded of any I visited, which was also a blessed relief.

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