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“Maxxi(mum) Tranquility”

MAXXI - Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo
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$248.66*
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Roman Modern Architecture Half Day Tour
Ranked #242 of 1,972 things to do in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Conceived as a broad cultural campus, MAXXI is managed by a Foundation constituted in the July of 2009 by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities. The programming of the activities - exhibitions, workshops, conferences, shows, projections, educational projects - reflects MAXXI's vocation as a place for the conservation and exhibition of its collections but also, and above all, a laboratory for cultural experimentation and innovation, for the study, research and production of the aesthetic contents of out time. The MAXXI building is a major architectural work designed by Zaha Hadid, located in Rome's Flaminio quarter and featuring innovative and spectacular forms.
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Well worth a visit to the Maxxi in Rome for the architecture, the quirky offbeat exhibits (some that will inspire, some that will educate and some you will wonder why) and for the peaceful and reflective space that is the Maxxi and it's grounds. It is a very short tram ride from the via del corso and takes you away from all the crowds into the more peaceful 1960 Olympic village. Apart from the Maxxi, which has cafes and a restaurant, there is the Olympic architecture, the auditorium and great local cafes and bars.

1  Thank Jim B
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

It was great to see a modern alternative to Roma's ancient history. The building itself is well worth the visit for the architecture, stunning interiors and interesting modern art and architectural exhibitions. The Maxxi is located in an area with other attractions close by, for example, the Renzo Piano designed Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Pier Luigi Nervi's 1960's Palazzetto dello Sport (which was part of the Olympic Village), the contemporary Ponte Della Musica by Buro Happold Engineering and the historical Ponte Milvio with it's infamous padlocks that couples lock onto the lamp posts to show their love for each other throwing the key into the river. After seeing these sites there is a wonderful contemporary bar called the Tree Bar on Via Flaminio and many restaurants nearby along the Viale Vignola and surrounding streets.

Thank Karmen B
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Among others museums in Rome with contemporary and modern art, MAXXI is the most expensive and the most distant from the city center. The architecture of the building is innovative and fascinating. Unfortunately it is the only thing worth visiting. Once we were in, we realized there was barely nothing to see and whatever we saw does not deserve being called art.

5  Thank Marco P
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

I've seen that some people here on Tripadvisor gave this museum a negative rating.
I found it wonderful, but I can see that you might find some things a bit inconvenient. In comparison to the size of the building, it has few exhibits, it is off the beaten track and it is quite expensive, although I personally used one of my two free tiquets of the Roma Pass.
But for me it was just perfect, because I stayed a whole week in Rome and at that point was totally sick of the heat, the masses of people and also of Roman ruins.
The MAXXI was cool, quiet, spacious and empty, which was just what I needed. The building is beautiful and I found the pieces of the exhibition quite stimulating and inspiring, although I'm not a conoisseur. My host also recommended the bar inside, although in the end I did not check it out.
The MAXXI can be reached easily by tram from Piazza Flaminio.

Thank Sonja H
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

The building is as everybody says very exciting to explore, even though it's not yet been put to full use. The collection is interesting, mainly Italian, and fits the spirit of the place (the focus is spatial, with a lot of architecture, sculptures, installations and textile art ). All in all, the collection doesn't reach the full potential of the building, but the building in itself is a must - a good counterbalance for classic Rome and absolutely worth seeing (children will love it, too). The restaurant across the yard is great as well - we tried the lunch buffet which offers a great range of bio food, very artistically conceived. The place doesn't seem too popular yet, which is sad, but on the other hand it's a great break from the hysteria of the popular sights in the centre.

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