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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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Beautifully preserved history

As a lover of history I found this museum fascinating. The museum contains many pieces of ancient frescoes, statues and other reminders of Rome's ancient history. It is well... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a lover of history I found this museum fascinating. The museum contains many pieces of ancient frescoes, statues and other reminders of Rome's ancient history. It is well worth seeing. A bonus of visiting this museum are the fantastic views over the ruins of the Roman forum from the lower level of the museum which passes under the piazza

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One of my favourite museums in Rome, particularly the top floor is worth some time and energy it holds the most stunning roman frescos and floor mosaics and the partial reconstruction of two roman villas, I particularly enjoyed the dining room from the villa of Livia Drusilla, it is just amazing and worth a visit. In March the museum was... More 

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Single ticket valid for 3 days at 4 sites (Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Baths of Diocletian)Full price: € 7.00. Worth it, highly recommended!!!!

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A stone's trow from the station this museum is a hidden gem. The collection contains antiquity art treasures such as sculpture and frescoes arranged in modern displays. Of particular note are the villa frescoes (in particular the one of the photo on this entry) and the marbled sculpture of the sleeping hermaphrodite (see a later version in the Gallery Borguese)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As you come out of Termini look across the piazza to your left. The palazzo is an impressive building on the corner and you have to go round the corner into Largo di Villa Perretti to get in. (Closed Monday). Check the website for more information. An impressive and tranquil museum displaying amongst other Roman treasures, exquisite frescoes. Walls painted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are short of time, head straight for the top floor and sit in the room which houses the frescoes from Livia's villa at Prima Porta. They are stunning, the design is absolutely beautiful and the colours are still magnificent. Take a seat on one of the benches in the middle of the room and marvel at being in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to visit this interesting museum on the first Sunday of the month when it was free to the public. What a remarkable museum – four floors that are filled with treasures from Ancient Rome. I did not remember this museum from when I lived in Rome in the 1960’s. Now I know why; it was a Jesuit... More 

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The coin and glass collections were especially interesting. Lots of famous pieces here and a very nice atmosphere.

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There are some truly magnificent pieces in this museum which needs so much money to restore the building. Allow 1 1\2 hours to appreciate. Sundays are free but crowded, especially late afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palazzo Massimo alle Terme contains one of the most important collections of classical art and is one of the most undervisited places in Roma. it is literally across the street from Stazione Termini, which is why I called it 'hidden in plain sight'. This 4 stories of classical amazingness should not be missed. It's also a great place to visit... More 

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