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Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

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Built onto the ruins of the Domitian theater, this splendid palazzo houses beautiful mosaics and Roman statuary.
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Largo di Villa Peretti 67 | Museo Nazionale Romano, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 480201
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 2, 2015

This museum has an absolutely fabulous collection. Their antiquities collection is second only to the Vatican Museums. All the following pieces were standouts for me. The Noibid removing an arrow from her back, and the Discus Thrower, the Sleeping Hermaphrodite and the huge seated statue...More

9  Thank 35yrdream
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Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I hate to give bad reviews, especially about a museum, but I experienced behaviour that I would expect from a tourist scam artist on the streets NOT from a reputable museum. I asked the ticket lady for 1 ticket and she said €7. I handed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Along with the national museum in Naples, this is the best museum of the Roman world. The art work, the re-constructed rooms, all are stupendous and yield insights and appreciation you can't get from the ruins alone. Not to miss.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

the statuary and mosaics were nice but I've seen similar before, including at the palazzo altemps.. the frescoes on the top floor are the real revelations, colored wall paintings from excavated roman villas. very nice!

Thank KrisG93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Rome, Palazzo Massimo’s Priceless Treasures are in the category of things many visitors to Rome never see…at least not on their first trip. The Palazzo Massimo alle Terme is one museum out of four that comprise the National Roman Museum. The Palazzo Massimo is...More

1  Thank TheCuriousCowgirl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a must for someone interested in Roman Archeology. Absolutely spectacular. The Livia room is an unforgettable place. The boxer is equally impacting. And if you are into numismatics this is a treasure.

1  Thank RogerT982
Reviewed October 10, 2018

I visited this fabulous museum with Massimo of Storytelling Rome as my guide. The museum holds amazing pieces, most of which have been discovered nearby. The wall mural from Empress Livia’s country resort’s dining room is breathtaking. The remains of a Roman lunar calendar is...More

1  Thank BarJen14
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice, breezy museum of Roman Sculpture. The 2 highlights for me are the most famous: the bronze boxer and the Marble Discus statue. Well worth the price of admission. While the Rick Steves book highly touts the place, he neglects the third...More

2  Thank Bigstockbroker
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Amazing mosaics and wall paintings. Don't miss the video reconstructing the decorated rooms - shame they don't sell it in the shop. The details on the murals are exquisite and you are left in peace to peruse them, very few people around. Clean toilets but...More

1  Thank KarenKew
Reviewed October 1, 2018

This is a little-known museum which has a lot of "wows" inside. The first is a room containing most of the frescos from an underground room discovered in the 1860's and dating from the 1st century BC. The frescos depict a garden, complete with birds...More

2  Thank JenAnnB
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We visited this museum the day after visiting the Vatican. What a contrast from the throng in the Vatican museums, where you could really not enjoy the displays due to the extreme crowds. The museum specialises in Roman archaeology, with fabulous statues, mosaics, frescoes, coins...More

2  Thank ozmartin
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Located not too far from the Rome Termini railroad station, this unpretentious looking building contains several floors of truly not to be missed important works of art. The lower level contains an impressive numismatic [coin] collection. The first and second floors contain an array of...More

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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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lyn c
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
August 28, 2017|
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Response from LaBu | Reviewed this property |
Yes cameras are allowed but don't use your flash. We took lots of nice photos.
Aaron E
February 4, 2017|
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Response from Konstanze W | Reviewed this property |
We spent there 2.5 hours. But could have spent more 😀
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