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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 #13 of 686 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Beirut, Lebanon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I thought this museum will have a a weight among what exists in the city of art Rome. But this museum has nothing to do with the roman empire. There you can fine the fresco of the romans that is used to be painted in their own houses. Then on the upper floor there's a huge room where they describe... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Both sites super but the Forum audio guide would have been better if there were some simple numbers on the locations to match the guide as you find your way around. Wasted time due to this so did not get to go around the whole site.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The museum is huge on several floors and buildings so give it plenty of time to get the most out of it. Good interpretation on the audio tour and you can plug a second headset into the unit so you do not have to rent individual units... 1 between 2 is fine :) We thought the huge range of museum... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

You can travel to the top by elevator of walk the 320 steps - but go you must for one of the best views in the city.

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Columbus,GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a great place to go where the crowds are low and the art is outstanding. It is worth the trip just to see the bronze Boxer. These works by unknowns are every bit as impressive as works by the later masters.

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Ouyen, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I am so pleased to have set aside fatigue & museum burn out to visit this wonderful museum. The displays, the selection of antiquities and the informative panels make this one of the best museums I have visited anywhere - the Roman art galleries could take a note from these guys. You can take photos, talk aloud and discover much... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I hadn't visited this before. There were very few visitors and some of the most amazing bronze & marble sculptures, ancient works of art and other collections I have ever seen. Lots of english language translations and a beautiful building to visit. The mosaics are sumptuous and unforgettable.

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The frescoes, the mosaics, the marbles! It is the best, the absolute best place to see, learn about and LOVE the arts and design of imperial Rome. Best of all? We managed to be there, in a Rome simply jammed with tourists, when we had most all of the building to ourselves. Take the elevator to the top (second floor)... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Just amazing and spectacular to see all the treasures I've read about. Overwhelming to imagine such a culture existed so long ago and I can see it. Wow!!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Very convenient location near the Roma Termini. We took our son and he has free admission because he is under 18. He learned a lot because of he was learning history and Latin.

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