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Via Alessandro Guidoni 35 | giungere da Genzano di Roma, da piazza Dante, 00054 Nemi, Italy
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Interesting Museums, unfortunately the ships got destroyed during the ‘40s, there are reconstruction in a smaller scale, the landscape around the Museum is really pretty (Nemi lake)

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Daninrome
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Truly hidden gem. Shame that the two huge ships of Caligula were destroyed on 31st May during WW2. What remains is an architectural marvel built to house these two huge ships from such a small lake. Loads of artefacts to see and best is that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Casbeth2
Reviewed July 21, 2017

This museum was specifically built to display two giant palace ships built by the Roman emperor Caligula and recovered from lake Nemi. The ships were destroyed by fire in 1944..... but what is left from the actual ships is sitting .... behind the museum! Didn't...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 25, 2017

For a long time, I have wanted to visit this museum. Imagine two 50-meter broad- beamed, shallow-draft boats with marble floors, running water, and fine metalwork. Astounding for their time, the amount of effort put into recovering the wrecks was admirable. Much has been preserved...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Compare to history museums in rome this museum is a bit empty, but We had a nice experience with our young children ages 9 and 6 years old. We told them the history of caligula, his ships and the museum. We were all very sad...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Come to this museum to enjoy a magnificent building (Italian Racionalist style of early 1930s) and incredible story behind the Calligula ships recovered from Nemi lake in 1939s. Unfortunately the ships disappeared in 1944 due to a fire but you still can guess how incredible...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed March 9, 2016

It was amazing reading the story of these 2 enormous ships from Roman times and how they were pull out of the water. Unfortunately they burnt. Trip is worthwhile.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed December 4, 2015

Nestled on the shores of the most beautiful crater lake The Navi Museum is a little known gem, mainly because it's intended exhibits were destroyed by fire in 1944. The 1/5 scale reproductions give a hint of what was lost. But the photographic displays and...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Maurice C
Reviewed October 19, 2015

The museum is located on the north shore of Lake Nemi, a water filled extinct volcanic crater. It was built to house the raised remains of two ships (barges?) constructed for the use of the Emperor Caligula in the 1st Century AD. Local fisherment had...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Don B
Reviewed April 25, 2015

Lake Nemi is at the bottom of a volcano. Once you find the road descending to the lake opposite the town of Nemi, you are in for a scenic experience. (Apparently one can walk down a long, steep pathway from Nemi, too.) The museum is...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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