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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  • Ravishing the Roman wall paintings. Some of the most important ancient sculptures. Very good explanations. In presentation and lighting is one of the world's best museums. Besucheraukommen little tip: in the evening; a wonderful opening act before dinner.
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  • For the lover of artifacts of Ancient Rome, this museum is ideal. The frescoes and mosaic floors from Roman villas displayed on the third floor are simply stunning. Not as heavily visited as other mus...  more »
  • Museum on 3 floors with several Greek statues. However we see full also in the Vatican. I advice only to the most passionate. The ticket is combined with other 3 museums that can be seen on 3 days. €7 the ticket. In all those who are the 2 or 3 days pass your way. There are better things to do
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