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Review of Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme
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Owner description: Built onto the ruins of the Domitian theater, this splendid palazzo houses beautiful mosaics and Roman statuary.
London, United Kingdom
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“The best sculpture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

When you visit Rome much of the very old is in ruins and in small pieces and many of the exhibits here have that about them, but most is sufficiently intact to admire and some statues are breathtaking. Being over 65 I get in free, but the normal tickets last 3 days for 4 museums. They do not seem to mind taking photos. Cannot recommend too highly.

Visited November 2012
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“for the historian and art lovers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

This museum was located within walking distance of our hotel so we felt it would be an interesting stop and it was. It does help if you are somewhat familiar with Rome's history before you visit. That could help you to appreciate the sculptures and busts of famous Romans. Some of the sculptures were very detailed. I could imagine an artist working to make the work as life like as possible. There were many sculptures of women as well as men. There were murals and mosaics in another areas of the museum. I especially liked the murals found from the House of Livia. The colors are well preserved. There is a display of ancient coins in the basement. The museum was not busy so you don't feel rushed while you look at the exhibits.

Visited November 2012
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“A piece of ancient roman life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

Took about an hour and a half at this branch of the national museum and it was well worth it. The sculptures were very impressive but I was more taken by the mosaics an decorations that had been found in the ancient villas. The museum is very well put together and I enjoyed the fact that it was not crowded.

Incidentally, the single ticket is valid for three days and at all four branches of the national museum.

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“fab frescoes and mosaics”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

We only had an hour to look around this museum, but it was so worth it- the 'garden' frescoes from the Villa, and the mosaics are quite sensational- will definitely go back. Don't know why, but the museum is not marked on the maps given out by the hotels, so we almost had the place to ourselves, in contrast to some of the other attractions in Rome!

Visited November 2012
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“Palazzo Massimo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

There are three locations of the National Museum. This one is on the Piazza della Republica near the Termini. Admission was included with our Roma Pass. It is very accessible. There is a floor of ancient statues and mosaics. They are beautiful and there are no ropes, guards, plexiglass, etc. between you and the works of art. Signs are in Italian and English. It is the highlight of our trip.

Visited October 2012
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