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Museo delle Navi, Nemi

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3.4/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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  • aware that the two vessels preserved for 2,000 years at the bottom of the Lake went up in smoke during the German retreat of 1944 I decided to visit this little masterpiece of twentieth-century Italian architecture. The road from Genzano was badly closed, it looks for a landslide, without indication if there was another access. I took Nemi and here I found extra cartel also indicating the road closed. I continued and I managed to get to the Museum without major problems. Upon arrival I found an environment in need of renovations and a great idea for its enhancement. Vittorio Ballio Morpurgo, one of the best Italian architects of the twentieth century Italian would deserve quite another attention, especially after the demolition of the Hall which contained the Ara Pacis in Rome.
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  • The Nemi ships Museum was built in record time to hold the two Roman ships of Caligula and Caesar. Watching these lasted very little indeed is said to have been destroyed by retreating Germans at the end of the war. Today, all the remains and gives us the chance to review through reconstructions of details and pictures the magnificence of the two ships.
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  • What's great, surreal and somewhat mocking of this museum is that it was built specifically to House and exhibit the Roman ships gathered at the bottom of the Lake, and miraculously preserved over the centuries. The undertaking was made during the Fascist period, as well as the Museum. The retreat of the Germans at the end of the war led to an act of retaliation for which they put to fire and sword. Now there are only remnants of those ships: stored underwater for centuries, and sent up in smoke in a moment ... It's a very nice Museum architecturally, made as if it were an arsenal with interiors that look like upturned hull of a ship. The remains still make good what could be the ancient ships, along with other interesting exhibits. For those traveling to Nemi worth: cheap ticket to see though a place suspended in time, and right on the Lake. A place survived the same artifacts that had been built: the contents disappeared, and remained the container ... Almost poetic in its tragic
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  • Small museum but a lot of cool stuff, Etruscan pottery and art, shells of roman ships. Nemi I believe was the lake Mussolini drained to get the ships sank by emperor Caligula. Not sure if the ones on display are they but it was still cool.
  • Locals were great, arrived without Euros and the made an exception to let us in, great museum, always wantes to see the ships!
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  • Let me start by saying that the Museum had as its objective the contain the remains of two monumental Roman ships that have unfortunately been destroyed during World War II. The current exhibition attempts to keep alive the memory and to illustrate the early history of Lake Nemi. Unfortunately the decadence of the structure is palpable. The building, designed by Vittorio Banlio Morpurgo, should be urgently restored.
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  • a museum on the absence of what was there and it was destroyed. a museum that tells the story of a museum that no longer exists.
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