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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  • Marvel for statuary and reconstructions of houses with bright colours and stunning mosaics.
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  • Reconstruction of the Roman villas of 2 million years ago show us how the emperors, senators and other dignitaries lived and enjoyed the beauty of the paintings and of the light.
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  • near termini station, a building that does not seize. interesting Museum with 4 floors of excellent exposure. starting at the top a filmanto lets you relive the period of ROME of the emperors and to figure out where excavations have been made over time. In short a kind invitation to continue ... then turn the four floors up to the basement where they kept the coins, including the collection of Vittorio Emanuele third. ... to see.
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