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Museo Altemps

Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Address: Via di Sant'Apollinare 8, Rome, Italy
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+39 06 3996 7700
09:00 - 19:45
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The 16th-century museum of paintings and sculptures houses exhibits from...

The 16th-century museum of paintings and sculptures houses exhibits from important Roman families, including the magnificent Ludovisi throne depicting the Birth of Venus.

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Very museum with very few people

In contrast to the outside, which is crowded with people, it was nice and peaceful in this wonderful museum. When we were there there were less than 20 people in the entire... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

In contrast to the outside, which is crowded with people, it was nice and peaceful in this wonderful museum. When we were there there were less than 20 people in the entire museum. The collections of marble statues were extensively and beautiful. We even purchase a "foot" from the museum gift shop.

Thank MSS05
West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

What a gem. A friend and I happened on this museum more or less by chance. Not only are the statues great, the building is amazingly interesting in its own right. But best of all is the curating as the museum reflects on ruins, restorations, and collecting, so it in effect 'thinks' about itself and what it is.

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Reviewed 13 January 2016

The main reasons for going to the Altemps are to see the great palace it is housed in and the restoration, and the collections of antique (Greek to Roman) marbles housed there. It's not heavily visited, though right at the top of Piazza Navona, so you can have all the time you want with statue by statue perusing. It's great... More 

1 Thank Tony L
Santa Barbara
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Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

In a city filled with stunning churches and museums, this one is worth a visit. First up, it is inexpensive and the same ticket will get you into some other good museums for 3 days. Secondly, it is off the beaten track: most of the time we were there, we were the only people in the room we were in.... More 

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Reviewed 19 May 2015

Purchase a ticket to the national museum and you get free entry to this museum! This ticket also allows free entry to 3 other heritage site one of with was the altemps museum, this a secret haven, we went in and there were only a few other vistors....it was so peaceful and restful but outside there were bustling street. A... More 

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Morongo Valley, California
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Reviewed 5 May 2015

This was our second museum of the group making up the Museum of Rome. Things were nicely displayed, No crowd plus we had three days to visit the museum group so we did not pay again. No special exhibits so 7 euro instead of 10. Great collection of sculpting. I was most impressed by the sarchophagus near the statue of... More 

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Reviewed 29 April 2015

The palazzo itself is okay, but much of the Renaissance décor has faded. We’re not into Roman sculpture that much, so there was only a few pieces that impressed us. So an hour was more than enough here for us. To be fair we only visited it for two reasons. Firstly because we were intending to go to the Palazzo... More 

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Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

The staff were extremely informative and helpful. The palace itself is beautiful, with a fascinating collection of statues, frescos and reliefs. The work is well curated in English therefore an audio guide or tour is not necessary, but for the uneducated like myself the audio guide gives more depth and explanation. I spent 3 hours wandering around and it was... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Very close to Piazza Navona, and however far from the crowd ; this palace hosts a museum of Roman treasures (it as actually part of the "National Museum of Rome". The so-called "Ludovisi Throne" alone is worth the visit, among several treasures.

Thank lebewohl
Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

The Palazzo Altemps is a 15th century palace that was restored by the Italian Government and opened to the public in 1997. The Boncampani Ludovisi collection of marble statues once decorated the villa of Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi on the Quirinale and is now part of this museum’s collection. The state took about 100 of the original 450 sculptures when the... More 

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