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Museo Napoleonico

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The vast number of exhibits here takes visitors on a journey through the Napoleonic age and the opportunity to get to know various members of the Bonaparte family and their role in history, in a setting, the Palazzo Primoli, where the characteristic...more
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Piazza di Ponte Umberto I 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 0608
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 October 2014

The Museo Napoleonico is an accesible place to visit, housed on the ground floor of the Palazzo Primoli opposite the Ponte Umberto I. It would not neccesarily be on the Top Ten of Places to visit in Rome, especially if one had limited time and...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2012

I was really interested in seeing the Napoleon Museum on our trip to Rome (from Australia) as a snapshot of that interesting time in history. We trotted across town with our one year old in tow. On entering the foyer, there was some initial confusion...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2018

I have an interest in Napoleon. You really need that as a prerequisite for this museum...or else skip it. But if you have an interest, there are lots of interesting things here. The price is free - which is a cool feature, so even if...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2018

I didn't have any particular interest in the Napoleon collection but the museum is free and I had to walk past it repeatedly so I finally went in. Staff was friendly and the collection was somewhat interesting, but the building itself might be worth going...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

It is a lovely museum, with free entry and wonderful, relatively unknown works I had never come across by Carpeaux, even David! Original swords, a large and diverse collection of busts of Napoleon, and a beautifully preserved dress in which Charlotte Bonaparte was painted by...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

After many visits to Rome this was our first visit to Museo Napoleonico, what a wonderful find, we thoroughly enjoyed our time in this museum. This is a free museum located near the Tiber River, kind of halfway between the Pantheon and Castel Sant'Angelo. It...More

Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 27 June 2018

I can’t tell you how many times we have been to Rome and never managed to see this museum. Well, we finally did, and we were so glad. It sits right on the Tiber River across from the Palace of Justice. This is a free...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Lots of interesting things relating to the Napoleon family. No queue, no charge to get in. We went in because we were walking past and it was raining, and it was a good way to spend 45 minutes

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Museo Napoleonico is located near Ponte Umberto. Entry to the museum is free. You will be satisfied after visiting the museum if you are interested in studying the history on Napoleonic wars and his family development. Recommended.

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

An unassuming museum from the outside but a treasure trove of information for fans of history and the Napoleonic Wars. The house was owned by one of Napoleon's descendants who filled it with portraits and items belonging to the Bonaparte family. It was fascinating to...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

This museum is like entering the home of the whole Napoleon family, and you can imagine that this family had great influence in Rome after the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte. The objects exhibited, mainly collected by Guiseppe Primoli, show the life of the family occupied...More

2  Thank cefnice
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Provides a picture of the Bonaparte family in Rome. Free to enter and all one one level. There are room guides printed in English.

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