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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 August 23, 2018

This is definitely one of a kind museum for the selection of unique antique masterpieces gathered together. A small list follows, just to give an idea: - vaults: the original sceptres and insigna of civil and military powers of roman emperors (recently discovered), the only...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank Antonio M
Reviewed August 21, 2018

It always amazes me that some places in Rome are heaving with visitors yet some spectacular places which are largely empty. The last time we visited there weren't more than ten people in the museum on a Saturday morning. The top floor with recreated rooms...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank andmar
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Palazzo Massimo alle Terme is located a few minutes walk from Termini station. It's huge, spread out on 4 floors, you can easily spend 2-3 hours here if not longer. Tickets are 10 euro for one single museum and valid for one day - or...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank adamore
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

It is a nice museum but nothing out of the ordinary. Your opinion might depend on the museums you have seen before this one.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

No people. No lines. Cheap tickets. Amazing art. Huge amount of Roman marble busts and statues. A refreshing museum after all the busy sites. Must see!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 35thijsr
Reviewed August 15, 2018

I only knew about this museum because I was searching for things to do in the area where our hotel was located. I think this should be a destination for anyone, regardless of where you are staying! Beautiful building and amazing exhibits -- sculptures, murals,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank cja2k1
Reviewed August 12, 2018

The museum was one of the best ones as there were absolutely no crowds and loads to see. It was really amazing and we all enjoyed it and will definitely come back.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank RyanM7105
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

This museum specialises in antiquities. Lots of busts and other statues, frescoes and the like. It's bigger than in looks and has a lovely courtyard at the centre of the complex. There are a few floors with a large number of small rooms full of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank gfsc5
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Contrary to some web info, there are no discounts for Italian museums for people over 65. This is a wonderful museum; every piece a real treasure. On 3-4 floors. The lower floor with extensive coin collections etc was closed at the time of the visit....More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Derek L
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Palazzo Massimo is one of the most enjoyable museums I have visited lately: well laid out, with clearly explained captions in both English and Italian and most of all an unique collection of ancient roman frescoes, most notably from the Villa of Livia at Prima...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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