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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  • One of the top museums for roman sculpture, you will learn to recognise each emperor by face, also nice descriptions of development of style, reserve 2-3 hours at least if you want to see important things without hurry.
  • This is really an exceptional museum located not too far from the train station in Rome. It is spread out over several floors which are all very large and store an incredible amount of art. It exhibits from the pre- and early history of Rome. The ground and first floor all have ancient sculptures well worth seeing such as Boxer at Rest, Aphrodite of Menophantos, and many more. The basement houses Italy's largest numismatic collection with some of the rarest coins in the world and many of which date to the beginning of Rome.
  • We made the most of a rainy day by visiting the museum which our guide who showed us the coliseum, palitine and forum recommended us to see, a great way to see how the palaces were decorated and the wealth of the Roman empire.
  • A very nice archaelogical museum with many Hellenistic and Roman sculptures (some of them are masterpieces) mosaics and murals. The museum is fairly big and worth the visit. Ticket is 10€ or 15€ if you take the combined ticket (altebs, karakala, massimo, balbi) which I think is a nice price. Palazzo massimo is the best of them.
  • 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 !!
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