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Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps, Rome

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  • Visited with a guide who has conveyed enthusiasm over that knowledge, this Palace in the heart of Rome was a pleasant surprise. Personally, to visit especially for the Palace itself rather than the works (statues), although some pieces are of absolute beauty.
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  • At the end of piazza Navona opens piazza Sant'Apollinare (from the name of the Church by many mysteries) where is the most sumptuous palace of Rome, Palazzo Altemps, who has finally entered the National Museum circuit in 2013. Collects the Italian State's largest collection with famous and celebrated by international experts. Are Greek sculptures and belonged to the families and to the personalities of the Roman nobility who lived in the Palace between the 15th and 12th centuries and which over the centuries were restored by Berninj, Algardi and Buzio ... Palazzo Altemps is close to a bend of the Tiber where in ancient times there was the second port of Rome (the first was a Testaccio) from which was dumped the marbles for architecture and sculptures. It was designed by Melozzo da Forlì in the 15th century as a residence for Girolamo Riario perhaps son of Pope Sixtus IV and the work completed in 1480. Two decades later, decayed in Rome the fortune of Riario, became the residence of important Church hierarchy that the enlarged and enriched, so it was the residence of Spanish ambassadors and finally purchased by Cardinal Marco Sittico Altemps who made it rich trentino residence of his household, and he wanted to express the importance of his status, discoverable in the emblem that represents an ibex rampant sexual giant attributed to stress the great luck of the Altemps. At the end of the 1600 in the Palace was founded the Academy of Arcadia and in ' 700 became French diplomatic turned it into a center of luxury, sophistication and culture so much that you acted Metastasio and played Mozart. Passed to the Holy See was acquired in 1982 to the patrimony of the State. Visitor path takes place on two levels: the beautiful courtyard with fountain and the beautiful frescoed loggia with original frescoes of the era but also houses an important collection of Egyptian artefacts (testimony to how at the time that culture had spread to Rome) and the beautiful church of Saint Pope Anicetus where every Sunday mass is celebrated in Latin. In 2 floors open up a number of large halls that gather the wonderful sculptures. Among them the most unique and chat is the famous "Ludovisi throne" surfaced in 1887 during excavations. The work has always been much discussed: the basis of a colossal statue? Part of the balustrade of a staircase? part of a temple? ... It is dated to between 450 and 450 BC but some experts, including Federico Zeri, insisted it's a fake of 800. However it is magnificent. Palazzo Altemps is the 21st most visited Italian website of Italy and in my opinion too little for its extraordinary beauty and wonder which would give publicity abroad abroad if it possessed a treasure like that. Today I finally entered in the circuit of the National Roman Museum, there is a serious commitment of the Government to make known better around the world.
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  • So I wanted to see the view and my ticket of the match of the Six Nations rugby was the spring gives you free admission for two to several museums. Friendly staff, useful wardrobe, well-made audio guide. The route is not signposted. The courtyard with the blue sky was the most breathtaking discovery. The collections of antique marbles are wonderful though sometimes the lighting is not the best. Glimpses of the decorations of the Palace rooms make you feel with the upturned nose throughout the visit. The Galata Galata suicide, also known as Ludovisi, is preserved in the great Hall that impresses amplitude. In this bare room is worth spending time to admire this masterpiece, which deserves space and absence of noise around him; It should be noted, watched carefully and from every point of view. Curious and fascinating, the comprehensive and eclectic collection of Archeology of the tenor Evangelist Gorga (1865-1957), whose life would fit very well into a movie. Take your time, forget the traffic and enjoy this dive in the art.
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