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“You do want to see this when in Rome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Roman Museum - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

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 #23 of 733 Attractions in Rome
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
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Owner description: Built onto the ruins of the Domitian theater, this splendid palazzo houses beautiful mosaics and Roman statuary.
London, ON
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“You do want to see this when in Rome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We spent 8 days in Rome and this is one of the three best things to do and see. Wonderful museum that actually helped me understand other sites in Rome better. Not only is the art beautiful, the entrance fee gives you the opportunity to see three other museums in 3 days. We went to two out of the three and enjoyed them as well.

Visited September 2014
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“Republic and Imperial Roman Art and sculpture at its best.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The ticket (7 Euro) covers Four Museum Sites and is valid for 3 Days (This is not well advertised) . You could spend all 3 days just on the top floor of Palazzo Massimo with the Fresco and Mosaic exhibits, but there is much more available in particular some excellent Republican sculpture and some fine copies of original Greek (The bronze boxer perhaps the best). The Domitian Baths site also has some interesting exhibits, and is just across the road. The Museums have facilities to leave larger bags in reception, and have plenty of toilets, though very little in the way of refreshments. If you are interested in Ancient Rome this should not be missed.

Visited September 2014
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It has took me around 8 years and multiple trips to Rome to finally see this museum. It was well worth the wait. I spent around 4 hours and still did not see it all. the frescoes on the top floor are amazing, specially the room set ups.

I more or less had the place to myself, I was hoping to use the ticket for the others sites included but I spent so long here I had no time, 7 euro ticket gets you entrance to 3 other museums. highly recommended and so glad I finally got to see it

Visited August 2014
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“Gorgeously maintained museum with a great collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This should be rated as a 'do not' miss attraction. The entrance fee is very reasonable and also gives you access to the Roman Baths essentially diagonally across the street but somewhat hidden behind the big Basilica.
There are four floors to explore with the rooms around the outside of a nice courtyard that has real orange trees in it.
Don't miss the bottom floor with a great collection of coins including explanation of the monetary system used during various ages.

Visited August 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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“One of the TOP MUSEUMS on Roman history!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I found this by accident. The metro TERMINI STATION had a problem and so all of us had to go upstairs and take buses to our destinations. I walked over to the bus stop and then I saw this building with all of these posters with quotes by famous Roman Generals and philosophers. I walked around to the front and found out it was the National Museum!!!

It was totally empty when I walked inside. Cool inside and you will be amazed at the things they have to present. If you are into gold coins you will love the basement, for me the coolest thing was part of the original Roman Calendar which they explain in English in great detail. They also have some AWESOME statutes that were uncovered and cleaned and look amazingly real. One is the boxer, this was worth the whole price of the ticket. The boxer is sitting down and you can see his tatoos and he looks almost alive! They have other things from a famous ship wreck, and tons and tons of artifacts that are in pristine condition. On the top floor are some giant mosaics! You will need to spend some time reading the signs in English, but if you are interested in Roman history at all this is a MUST! If you want a break you can leave and come back. I was starving and went to eat some pizza and get some coffee.

Visited August 2014
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