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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
Phone Number: +39 06 480201
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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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INCREDIBLE WEALTH OF OLD ROMAN ART

Used to visit museums everywhere, this one rates on the toip ten. easily walkable, is full of well kept statues, with excellent light for pictures without flash, and just 5... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Used to visit museums everywhere, this one rates on the toip ten. easily walkable, is full of well kept statues, with excellent light for pictures without flash, and just 5 minutes away from Termini station. DO NOT MISS!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is probably the best museum to start in Rome, except the Foro Romano, perhaps. This is how Rome was to begin - art and archaeology looses definition.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was thrilled with two bronze statues in the collection of the museo Nazionale in Rome. It really worth the visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place to visit if you are going to or coming back from the train station. Or, if you want some alone time-there was hardly anyone in this place. The place is amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palazzo Massimo alle Terme is one 4 the 4 attractions of The National Roman Museum. There is one entrance fee (7 euro valid for 3 days - closed Mondays). We visited this museum on November 13th. The closest Metro Station is Termini. After you buy your tickets, there is a security check. We recommend to deposit your bag and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually wanted to visit the Borghese but didn't realize we needed reservations on free day (first Sunday of the month). So we ended up here because it was walking distance. It is a very nice museum of ancient Roman art, and an interesting historical coin collection in the basement that goes from ancient to modern times. Lots of cool... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You could easily take a couple of days to see everything in this place! They had a lot of everything from pottery-paintings

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The highlight of the Palazzo location of the National Museum are the frescoes from two villas. First the painted garden from the Villa of Livia and second the reconstructed and heavily fresco-ed individual rooms of the Villa of the Farnesina. This location also has an impressive collection of sculptures, specifically a dramatic room with the sculptures spot-lit in the dark,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for the third time this year, and I felt the same emotions as the first and second time. It is a wellkept place to admire

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not often mobbed, this museum is the place for mosaics and frescoes. The best from Rome are here, starring the Livia room with its four walls of blue green restful laurel bushes. The explanations are well done even if the layout of the museum is a bit confusing. This museum is also helped by the fact that your ticket gives... More 

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