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Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

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Palazzo Massimo alle Terme was built between 1883 and 1887 by the architect Camillo Pistrucci in a sober neo-Renaissance style. He was born as a Jesuit college and remained so until 1960. In 1981 it was acquired by the Italian State and became one...more
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Largo di Villa Peretti 2 | Museo Nazionale Romano, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This and the other three museums of the Museo Nationals Romano represent some of the best and best value tickets in Rome. This and the Baths of Diocletian are near the Termini station. The collection is well presented with clear bilingual interpretations in Italian and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the lift to the second floor and work down. The wall paintings transported here from the Casa di Livia are quite stunning. The green-blue background and the beautifully depicted plants and birds are an amazing survival. Did Livia and Augustus eat meals in this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance costs €12 or €15 for 4 museums - Museo Nationale Romano, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps and the Crypta Balbi (valid for 3 days). Closed Mondays. The nearest metro station is Termini. Cloakroom is free. When I think of Ancient Rome, I think of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank BertieK_75
Reviewed March 6, 2019

Allow time to revel in the artifacts of ancient Rome. Don't miss the frescoes on the top floor. Your ticket is good for five days for the Museo Nazionale Romano and four other venues. Don't miss the Diocletian Baths .Enjoy!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank matrac
Reviewed February 28, 2019

Our first visit to this Museum was in 2010...but we always knew we wanted to make a second visit to spend more time on the 2nd floor examining frescoes, stuccos and mosaics that were part of the decoration of prestigious Roman residences. It's set up...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 21, 2019

This is the main branch of the 5-part National Museum of Rome. It contains a huge collection of Roman era top-line statutes, murals, mosaic floors from Italy and beyond, gathering in one place. Curators take their artistic and archaeological careers seriously, while providing close-up access...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

Head for the second floor for the frescoes and mosaics. The garden room painting from Livias villa is spectacular. The first floor has many sculptures some are part of a modern art display using lights and mirrors. The joint ticket with the Baths of Diocletian...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wilson K
Reviewed February 17, 2019

The artwork in palazzo Massimo is sublime: the resting boxer bronze is overwhelming, you saw it all your life in various art books and all of a sudden is there in front of you and better than you could possibly imagine. The reinstalled villa Livia...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ElenaLuciaAgnese
Reviewed February 10, 2019

This museum is massive and is full of so many interesting artifacts, artwork, mosaics and statues. If you love history and especially Roman history you need to visit here. My personal favourites had to be the impressive mosaics and Roman rooms. This museum is located...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019

We're not really culture vultures so many of the exhibits were lost on us. There is a huge amount of sculpture to see and even we found much of it very interesting. Art lovers will spend a long time here I'm sure.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
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famous seven hills. From an ancient neighborhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
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February 17, 2019|
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Response from MNRomano | Property representative |
Every attraction of the Museums are included.There are two Exhibitions that you can visit: "Classico pop" at Palazzo Massimo and Crypta Balbi sites or "Lo sguardo verso l'alto", a photographic exhibition at Palazzo Altemps.
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February 9, 2019|
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This information will be on the museum's website. Have you looked there or do you expect someone else to look for you?
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August 21, 2018|
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Response from andmar | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know the frescos and floors from the villa Livia are available at the museum all the time when it is open. Are you confusing the Museum exhibits with the audiovisual display which supplements the wall painting... More