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Centrale Montemartini, Rome

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Visit the approximately 400 Roman statues, inscriptions, and mosaics at Centrale Montemartini, an industrial archaeological site showcasing the artifacts recovered from excavations during the unification of Italy. Housed in an abandoned power plant, the museum juxtaposes ancient statues and art with the steel machinery of industrialism, bringing up interesting questions about the course of human development and civilization. Don't miss iconic exhibits like “Venus in the Boiler Room.” Plan to see Centrale Montemartini and other attractions that appeal to you using our Rome vacation generator.
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  • Though off the beaten track, this museum is AMAZING! Beautiful antiquities from ancient Rome tastefully fill the remains of an early 20th century power plant. It's a layered museum - two periods of in...  more »
  • If you want to see ancient marble Roman statues situated within a former power station, this is the place. Located off the main tourist stops (but with easy bus access) this place just blew me away. T...  more »
  • This is an old power station housing a large collection of ancient busts, statues and floor tile mosaics. The marble of the statues really stands out against the black metal of the machinery and the e...  more »
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  • This museum is a gem. Easily one of my favorites in the world based upon its location situated in an old power plant and the great collection. You won't be bothered by big crowds, and you can buy a combo ticket that will get you into the Capitoline Museums, too. Go here first, get the combo ticket and avoid waiting in line when you head into the center of the city and check out the Capitoline Museums.
  • A very suggestive museum! Really interesting things to see here.
  • A very alternative museum, inside there is an old diesel electrical power plant from the 20s' mixed with some interesting Roman statues and mosaics, the contrast between old and new is striking; a little museum that represents beautifully the concept of the "Deus ex machina"
  • Simply breathtaking, and going somewhere no other museum has gone. The giant machinery is interesting in its own right, but juxtapose it with classical artworks and all of a sudden you've got genius. Definitely one of my favorite museums, it has yet to find much of an audience but if you're a design or art fan it'll linger in your memory forever.
  • One of the many Rome's hidden treasures. Marbles from old noble Roman villas merge with late 1800 industrial machinery, wonderfully preserved. Rarely crowded, well maintained, it might end out as one of the highlights in a vacanza Romana.