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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was really cool to go through! I don’t think it is a permanent exhibit, but when I was there, they had a pop art exhibit that took different ancient works of art and put them in a modern/pop art context. It was super...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was a great place to visit and while away a few hours on a wet and cold day in May. Top floor was especially good and the audio guide was a great help. However, be very careful not to mislead yourself into thinking...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You won't be disappointed with this musuem, and it's not as crowded as most other Rome must-sees. This place holds the most extensive and oldest collection of marble statuary in the world. It is advisable to get a guided or audio tour to maximize the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going to the Vatican Museum, without a pre-booked ticket, is an act of madness. Unless that is, you enjoy spending hours standing in a line. Going with a pre-booked time is only slightly less of a pain but you have to visit there right? Wrong....More

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

In a city like Rome, so full of history and art, boasting many museums of renown, this museum is really outstanding. In particular, art lovers will surely enjoy the collections of sculpture. Also a unique insight into ancient roman paintings and mosaics. Statue of the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Undoubtedly, one of the best museums in Rome! It's a surprise that it doesn't appear in most guides for the Italian capital. A very innovative approach to exhibit the history of ancient Rome and to engage public on the museum. Particularly interesting was the temporary...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With so many museums to see glad we picked this one. Had a great taste of statues, mosaic history and information into the past. It was a great couple of hours of just strolling the museum and taking in everything that it had to offer

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Convinced by my daughter studying double history degree to go here as the top place in Rome and one of the most important in the world for archaeological collections. I was not prepared for how good this was....... the history of the Roman empire, power...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

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 March 30, 2019

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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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighborhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
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|
Response from andmar | Reviewed this property |
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