National Museum of Palazzo Venezia, Rome

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Gain perspective on Venice's history from the 15th century to the present day with a visit to National Museum of Palazzo Venezia, a fascinating structure facing Piazza Venezia. The building originally served as a home for cardinals of the church of San Marco and was later used by the Italian government for many years. In fact, this structure functioned as the office of Mussolini; its balcony is recognized as the spot where he gave many famous speeches. As you approach, enjoy views of the beautiful facade from the piazza, then tour the national museum housed inside. Plan to see National Museum of Palazzo Venezia and other attractions that appeal to you using our Rome trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • This museum has it all. You can walk inside for hours just enjoying all kinds of ancient arts and crafts from ancient Rome and up. Highly recommended. My son, 18 years old, really enjoyed this visit a...  more »
  • We spent a good deal of time walking around the Palazzo Venezia trying to find an elevator so we could go to the second floor to by tickets. Ultimately we were told you cannot use the elevator unless ...  more »
  • Quite by chance, our steps have led us in the garden of a Palace, free of access. It is a green, away from the bustle of the city. We also appreciate the peaceful water of the fountain with its magnificent sculptures and one can walk in the aisles to admire different shrubs. A real treat!
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  • The Palazzo is a fascinating building with a central place in Italian history. The museum is good but compared to what else is available in Rome it's average. The small garden in the courtyard inside the building is very nice and a great place to take a break from the hectic streets of Rome. Definitely visit if you've done the other museums or you're downtown with a couple of hours to spare.
  • I personally found this museum okay, but it by far didn't belong to my favourite sights. We had access to it as it was part of another sight but I wouldn't recommend spending 10 euros just for this. Some parts are interesting but audio guide and signs are only revealing semi interesting information. If you're short on time, skip this one!
  • The National Museum of Palazzo Venezia in Rome is a museum, housed in the Venezia palace. The Museum houses paintings by artists such as Carlo Maratta, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Guido Reni, Pisanello (Head of a Woman), Benozzo Gozzoli, Fra Angelico, Giorgione (Double Portrait, 1502), Giotto, sculptures, pottery
  • This museum is housed in the very impressive Palazzo Venezia which is a must see by itself in Rome even without the amazing art inside. The art inside is bfrom artists such as Carlo Maratta, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Guido Reni, etc.. The garden inside the palazzo is amazing as well with a very decorative fountain in the middle. The museum is quite large so expect to walk a fair bit. If you are lucky to be in Rome on the first Sunday of the month like I was, it's free to enter.
  • Yes, much of the museum is closed for renovations but the parts that are still open to the public are worth seeing. The Palazzo itself is impressive. Most of the works are Byzantine and early Renaissance. They also have a nice collection of bronzes, porcelain figurines and terra-cotta.

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