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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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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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A hidden gem near the Termini

I have been to this museum a couple of times and each time I go, I see something new. Lots of classical sculpture and a great bookshop.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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I have been to this museum a couple of times and each time I go, I see something new. Lots of classical sculpture and a great bookshop.

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Ridgecrest, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This collection really impressed me more than expected. Statues, mosaics, frescoes, and artifacts all from the period of time that interested me most. Very uncrowded. There was no line when we got there after noon. This provided a more intimate viewing of the displayed treasures. Much more extensive than expected too.

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Wayne, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

though not a very big museum the works of are are amazing. I would advise to read the descriptions to really appreciate what you are seeing. Closed on Mondays

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best museum visits we had in Rome. The museum is filled with marble sculptures from 200 BC to 200 AD, that you could see up close. There were also floors with similar era mosaics and frescoes. The highlight for me was the Roman Villa from 200 AD. Full wall frescoes, and a video showing how... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVE sculpture so I was really looking forward to going and in that respect it didn't disappoint but I was lucky as "due to stuff shortages" the second floor was closed from 2:00-4:00 (I got there at 4:00) and the 3rd floor closed entirely. Thats 1/4 of the museum and and some parts of the day 1/2 of it!!... More 

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Lomma, Sweden
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Amazing collection of sculptures and interior from a roman villa and parts from Neros ships on lake Nemi... As well as a huge selection of coins and parts of roman regalia (scepter). Not crowded at all and the museum is big. I was there for two hours. The ticket also give you entrance to the terme across to roads in... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit especially after you have visited the historical sites and read or understood the istory.

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Far Rockaway, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is calm and cool, well laid out, not crowded with movie explanations and user friendly- it was just pleasant, informative and interesting. Great for a hot afternoon, Don't miss the basement level with the coin collection that is well laid out, the jewelry and skeleton.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're into Ancient Rome this museum must be on your list of things to see in Rome. Excellent collection of Roman portrait, sculpture, floor mosaics, frescoes and jewelry and coins. They have a section dedicated to the Villa at Castel de Guido displaying its frescoes and mosaics with the rooms of the section recreating the layout of the villa's... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Palazzo Massimo. It's collection is very extensive and impressive. We especially liked the room covered with a continuous painting. It is the first one done in Italy and is beautiful. The museum can be covered in a reasonable amount of time without being overwhelmed. We highly recommend this museum.

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