Museo Nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia, Rome

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Gain perspective on Venice's history from the 15th century to the present day with a visit to Museo Nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia, a fascinating structure facing Piazza Venezia. The building originally served as a home for cardinals of the church of San Marco and was later used by the Italian government for many years. In fact, this structure functioned as the office of Mussolini; its balcony is recognized as the spot where he gave many famous speeches. As you approach, enjoy views of the beautiful facade from the piazza, then tour the national museum housed inside. Plan to see Museo Nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia and other attractions that appeal to you using our Rome trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • Not a great experience. Be aware that entry is only once an hour every thirty minutes past the hour. No bathrooms before entry. Don’t use the ticket machine at the entrance as it will not let you... 
    Not a great experience. Be aware that entry is only once an hour every thirty minutes past the hour. No bathrooms before entry. Don’t use the ticket machine at the entrance as it will not let you...  more »
  • So much to see in this museum its unreal. Rome is full of history and it takes you back to those years where you were not even born. 😅 I loved it 
    So much to see in this museum its unreal. Rome is full of history and it takes you back to those years where you were not even born. 😅 I loved it  more »
  • ...if you are in Rome for a short time only, I wouldn't make this museum a priority. Despite the interesting history -- from embassy to HQ of the Council of Facism -- there are a lot of empty rooms... 
    ...if you are in Rome for a short time only, I wouldn't make this museum a priority. Despite the interesting history -- from embassy to HQ of the Council of Facism -- there are a lot of empty rooms...  more »
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  • The garden is free and you can watch wild parakeets in the shade. The first few huge halls are pretty but empty, but the museum saves the best for last - an armory of medieval and viking equipment. The ticket also gives you access to the museum and lift in the altar of forefathers! Just go up the big white stairs.
  • Don't bother getting a guided tour here. They should call it a guarded tour instead. They basically herd everyone into rooms for a few minutes each then rush everyone to the next room, zero info given. You're not even really allowed to look at the beautiful objects because they just tell everyone to move into the next room. Pity because its a good collection in lovely rooms. You learn more from Wikipedia than the guides who act like they hate their jobs. Save your money and just check out the wonderful chapel and garden which are free.
  • From start to finish a bad experience. It starts with the confusing situation at the entrance, there is no information in English and the staff is annoyed when asked about information. You can’t visit the sparse exhibition , mostly just empty rooms ,(where there is a lot of stuff just laying around) on your own but rather have to wait for 1/2 hours and have to listen to a guide who speaks only Italian for 45 minutes straight. Total waste of time! Trust me and spend your time elsewhere. The only good thing is the freely accessible garden.
  • A beautiful palazzo dripping with history, packed with stunning architecture. We enjoyed our guided tour very much.
  • A beautiful spot I sort of stumbled on. It's not really a stop, but it's a great place to take a breath and enjoy just enjoy being in Rome.

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