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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  • Palazzo Massimo alle Terme contains one of the most important collections of classical art and is one of the most undervisited places in Roma. it is literally across the street from Stazione Termini, ...  more »
  • Unfortunately little known is a really interesting Museum, to visit with a guide to fully enjoy all the artifacts
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  • I am not to list the number of masterpieces inside this Museum, including the famous bronze of "Boxer", which make a visit to this Museum, but I would like to emphasize its proximity to Rome Termini station which makes the fruibilissimo Museum. The rooms are spacious and full of light, stands proud and lifts make the Museum accessible to people with disabilities.
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