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Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

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Address: Largo di Villa Peretti 67 | Museo Nazionale Romano, 00185 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 480201
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09:00 - 19:45
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 19:45
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Built onto the ruins of the Domitian theater, this splendid palazzo houses...

Built onto the ruins of the Domitian theater, this splendid palazzo houses beautiful mosaics and Roman statuary.

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Stunning Museum

We called in here because we had a couple of hours to spare while waiting for a train to the Airport. It was one of the highlights of our stay in Rome. Very uncrowded, entry only... read more

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dalston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We called in here because we had a couple of hours to spare while waiting for a train to the Airport. It was one of the highlights of our stay in Rome. Very uncrowded, entry only 7 Euros. The statues were great, but the mosaics and frescoes on the top floor were breathtaking. Wish we had more time to take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really large museum which is packed full of fabulous Roman finds. My favourite was the top floor and the discoveries from the Roman Villa. Fabulous mosaics and frescoes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been to Rome about 10 times in the past 20 years, and have been to many great museums in Italy, France, and the United States. The Palazzo Massimo alle Terme is no where near the size of the Louvre, the Vatican Museums, or the Capitoline Museums, but is on the smaller side. Nevertheless, it’s one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For the lover of artifacts of Ancient Rome, this museum is ideal. The frescoes and mosaic floors from Roman villas displayed on the third floor are simply stunning. Not as heavily visited as other museums, a plus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No one should miss doing all the floors of this great museum. Its treasures are many, both small & large. The wall paintings in the rooms on the top floor must not be missed. The relics from the sunken boats are superb. The statues & bronzes are outstanding. The entry price of Euros 7.00: a gift.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely museum to complement a visit to the sites of ancient Rome. Whole rooms have been created from mosaics and paintings found Iin archeological digs and the coin collection is superb. It's of information in English, and all exhibits are beautifully and sympathetically presented. There were only half a dozen people there when we visited on Thursday morning in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit to this classical museum specialising in roman art in the Palazzo Massimo. The artifacts are spread over three floors and well presented and labelled. Some great original frescos with one room set up with a fantastic garden fresco from the Villa of Livia presented in its own room. The museum was quiet when we visited this January... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite places in Rome. The art work is stunning. Arrive early - go straight to the 2nd floor to see the frescoes from Livia's villa. The sculptures are world class as is the coin collection. The rehanging of mosaics of Roma houses is brilliant. Go by yourself - it is easy to get in, there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is open until 7.30, but closed all day Monday, definitely worth visiting. Easy to get to as near the Termini bus and train station. The museum is fascinating especially the mosaics, wall paintings, goldwork and coins. The jewellery was amazing, so intricate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This is a great place to spend a morning wandering around enjoying all of the artwork. Especially liked the statues that are housed here.

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