Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome

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Once a Jesuit seminary and a military hospital, Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme contains a huge collection of mosaics and Roman statuary. This building is one of four national museums spread across the city, and a ticket purchased here will allow you entry into the other three venues as well. The basement of this particular building contains a sizable numismatic collection, showing the evolution of Italian currency over the ages. The upper floors are devoted to sculptures created between the second century BCE and first century CE. The displays explore themes of Hellenistic influences on Roman art and the development of the portraiture of the emperors. The top floor accommodates a collection of wall frescoes and pavement mosaics, most notably including those that were once used as decoration in elite Roman residences. Tickets can be purchased by phone or at the entrance into the site.  Make Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme a part of your Rome vacation plans using our Rome trip itinerary builder.
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  • You can't make a stay in Rome without visiting this Museum! About € 16 per person but if you take the ROMA PASS you have a reduction of about 50% to do!
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  • The Museum is huge and contains a number of masterpieces. Better to plan before what you want to see. The top floor with frescoes and mosaics from many Roman villas including the stunning fresco of the triclinium of the villa of Livia at Prima Porta is breathtaking. The Museum is extremely well maintained, edited and with a modern and functional. Highly recommended also because with the same ticket you can visit the other branches of the National Roman Museum (baths of Diocletian, Crypta Balbi and Palazzo Altemps)
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  • National Museum of Rome with four annexes. The eisitiri has about 7 €. Several murals and once again with Greek interest
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  • It's a bit of a maze, wandering around a converted townhouse filed with amazing sculpture. One of the highlights was a mummy of a young girl preserved in the Egyptian technique.
  • Excellent collection with beautiful frescoes and mosaics. Well curated with lots of useful historic context. Great coin collection.
  • Absolutely amazing! Lots of statues and other ancient art. It's part of a 3 day ticket for 4 museums for 7€. It's really a bargain for what you see.
  • 4 floor of ancient art; don't miss 'Discobolo'! And remember that all museum in Rome are actually free the first sunday each mounth, but it's very crowded, and if you go in other days it's not crowded and with the same ticket you can visit also Palazzo Althemps Cripta Balbi and terme di Diocleziano
  • Went on a Sunday afternoon. Not many people so a perfect place to see different portraits and learn about Rome history. Most of the stuff has English decrisption. Only realised at the end of the tour that the original discobolo is in British musem 😂😂