Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Palestrina, Palestrina

(4.6/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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  • It is not a Museum (only), but the entire Temple of Fortuna Primigenia, a holy place for the Roman Empire barely 50 km from the capital. And in the Museum incorporated in the structures of medieval and Renaissance Temple and Palace before then, you will find unique artifacts, like the great Nile mosaic, a 3D plan of Egypt of two thousand years ago, and that alone is worth a trip in Italy, as well as precious metalwork and sculpture will leave you speechless. And then, the staff of the Museum (admission € 2.50 and 5 7 days on 7, reduced opening until evening!) is one of the kindest, motivated, prepared and funny that we can find. A place that is worth a visit to the Coliseum and the Roman Forum, and it's a shame that it is not as well known. (I am also a musician, and visit the birthplace of Palestrina, the first great composer in history, is always exciting).
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  • fantastic Museum. beautiful and well equipped. I don't understand why there was very few people see it. a museum like this in Tuscany would be full all the time. It is little noticed but well worth a visit
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  • Agree with other reviewer about driving up to the museum, Also agree worth it. Well presented, plenty of info in English. Fantastic mosaic of Nile valley 
  • Very interesting and well organized exhibition and a marvellous view.
  • What's more interesting are the beautiful mosaics, once into the hole where today there is the square with the Cathedral, including the flooding of the Nile. I recommend using the information boards scattered in theaters, that are well made and give useful information and not too lengthy, especially on the mosaic. Do not forget the cryptoportico, which appears closed because some custodian has the nice idea of constricted, so that those who pass is not attempted to disturb, but instead is open and well worth a sight for the grandiose structures (plus a curious depiction of a "beauty contest" from Roman times).
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  • I read many reviews about the Museum, what else to say? actually it seems incredible that it does not adequately publicized (moreover with all there is in Rome, tivoli, ostia antica etc, it would take much longer than normal time a tourist has to see a mostly!!) I invite anyway, Romans and not planning a visit, also the town of palestrina is full other sights (casa di pierluigi , Sanctuary of fortuna primigenia, etc. and good restaurants, we couldn't take advantage of a guide but two ladies controlling the salt in the Museum (Giulia and Josephine) are lavish of information and with a smile, very interesting mosaic with the flood of the Nile and in case a ring (say carvillo) in foil shaped oval bezel , which opened with a gemstone cabochon cut crystal. do not underestimate the panorama in 180 degrees from sailing to calatrava, lepini mountains, the sea and the valle del sacco,
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  • Museum on the site of a majestic Roman temple stepped on whose remains he adapted the current building. Excellent exposure. I found it nice that there was open all day so we made the most of the time. Staff really friendly and helpful.
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  • Fantastic, unique objects on display, great professionalism
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