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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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No cafe, so plan accordingly

I loved the painted rooms from ancient Rome -- both large- and small-scale. The colorful rooms with their paintings and mosaics were a refreshing change from displays of... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved the painted rooms from ancient Rome -- both large- and small-scale. The colorful rooms with their paintings and mosaics were a refreshing change from displays of sculpture. Take note: the museum does not have a cafe, and the ticket does not allow one to leave for lunch in the middle of a visit and return without paying admission... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This non-assuming little museum has not only great sculptures, but fabulous rooms from a Roman villa. Do not miss this as it gives you a sense of how the ancinet rooms were deocrated. Plus it is convenient to the Termni train station and subway and open some evenings. We have been twice and both times there was virtually no one... More 

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Rome is filled with antiquities, but it is often difficult to see them up close or without fighting the crowds. The National Museum of Rome is filled with artifacts, mosaics, frescoes, sarcophagi, statuary and much more covering four floors that you can meander through leisurely. There is seating at various points to get off your feet too. Although the basement... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so impressed with this museum and its wonderful collection of Roman and Greek statues and mosaics. There is a wealth of information on each exhibit and it is all beautifully set out with good lighting. The museum tries to give visitors an insight into the process of discovering and preserving archaeological remains - and in the history of... More 

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Don't let me beg you. Simply make the time to go visit this absolutely unforgettable treasure trove of masterpieces of ancient Greek and Roman art. It is a privilege to witness this wonderful collection, which also boasts the presence of the Hellenistic statue, The Boxer at Rest, recovered in 1885 on the South slope of the Quirinal Hill. What an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't a guided museum, so you're free to roam around on your own. There's lots of signage in english, so it's easy to understand the exhibits. I would not recommend for small children, there are several levels and staircases. It wasn't busy the day I was there. In fact, I only saw a handful of people there. It's very... More 

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Great collection of Greek and Roman sculptures. Top floor with mosaiques and frescos definitely worth a visit as well.

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We only found out about this museum from an ebook we bought. It is well worth a visit. It is not very busy and the entrance fee of 7 euros each includes admission to the Romans Baths over the road. There is the history of Roman currency in the basement and then many superb exhibits through the the museum. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it is surely not on top of any list of things to see in Rome. but it is definitely wonderful with its collection of statues, coins but above all amazing mosaics; so well preserved and wonderfully displayed. put it on your list.

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We took the bus to this site and knew about some of the pieces in the museum. We had to walk around workman on the first floor to see the Boxer, but we're glad they let us come in and see it. Nice place with an amazing amount of things to see.

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