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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 January 18, 2019 via mobile

We spent three hours in this impressive museum which has an extensive collection of Roman art dating back to 500 BC. We were particularly amazed by the beautiful sculptures and mosaic art work. It is possible to buy a ticket that allows you to see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GordonWR
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The frescoes are beautiful. Don't miss The Boxer. Viewing this expressive statue was a very moving experience. If you get there on the early side you're more likely to avoid the lines.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gail N
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Beautiful spaceous galleries filled principally with amazing statues all in historic perspective. The most moving is The Pugilist in lost wax bronze. On the top floor are frescos from Livia’s palace - stunning. There are other frescos in reconstructed rooms. One of the world’s great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

This is an excellent museum for folks interested in Roman history. Compared to other museums in Rome it is not crowded. Compared to other museums in Rome it has a fantastic collection. It was probably our best museum experience during our 13-night stay in Rome...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

As interesting and beautiful are the pieces here, especially the mosaics and more famous statues (the Boxer and Augustus as Pontifex Maximus), this museum will be a let down if you see the Capitoline Museum first. Start here.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

This is very close to Termini station and we walked by it numerous times. We finally went in one evening since it was open later than other museums. The history there is incredible and we often had a whole gallery to ourselves. We could spend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

My wife and I visited this museum twice in one day in mid-October after reading about it in the Rick Steves Rome travel guide. This museum is less publicized than many of the more famous museums in Rome, so that even though it has an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank rockwood13
Reviewed November 8, 2018

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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

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!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KrisG93
Reviewed October 31, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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