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.  With our custom trip planner, Rome attractions like Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The collections extend over four floors. Useless to say that he must spend at least two hours. The collections are rich and very interesting. The pantheon of the Roman gods, not passing the discoboles, frescoes, mosaics, and currencies (kept by impressive security doors), is worth the detour and worth a look. Art in Roman antiquity we is perfectly given here - and it's better than a book!
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  • If you like Greek and Roman mythology, culture and art this is the place for you! I absolutely loved it...make sure you visit the -1 floor and do all 2 floors upstairs...lots of hidden gems and awe in...  more »
  • Very bright, saturated Museum! The Museum's magnificent collection evokes delight! Antique statues, familiar from the childhood of history textbooks in all its diversity, everything here-Disco, a tired Boxer and many-many others. Amazing mosaics, frescoes, utensils, tableware, decorations, visiting the Museum at at least 2-3 hours museum open for free admission every first Sunday of the month. Included in the list of museums on map RomaPass. Open 9-19.30, Monday closed.
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  • Is a very good museum which help you understand the history of Roman Empire and is one of the best museum I’ve visited in Italy. The English introduction of collections are really nice. Also there has many kinds of collects, ex sculptures,items from ruins and paintings from villa. You can spend half day in this museum and it’s worthy !!
  • Alessandro is amazing! He was super nice and paid so much attention to detail in our tattoos he even checked in on us to make sure we still liked them recently! Extremely professional, incredibly clean, and great atmosphere! I would definitely recommend him to anyone in the area!
  • I went on the free Sunday, so it was, uh, free. Definitely got my money's worth! I really enjoyed the museum, though. It's a look into the history of the city, which I found fascinating. That's what Rome is all about, right? Fascinating history. If that's your thing, this is your place. Or at least one of dozens!
  • It is not the most exciting place but it’s worth a visit if you enjoy looking at statues and coins. There is also a very good selection of mosaics on the upper floor.
  • The antiquities on display are fabulous and beautiful however there is not much information available in English. The staff, in our experience, were extremely rude and could just about bring themselves to stop their conversations with each other and answer our enquiries or hand us back our personal items that had to be checked in upon arrival.

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