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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  • Wow! What a nice surprise. The special exhibit was excellent and featured Bulgari jewels, and also fabulous evening gowns.  more »
  • Beautiful display of clearly visible jewelry, I would have liked a greater explanation of what is exposed. A spectacular exhibition of 20th-century dresses (private collection) is a spectacular display of 20th-century clothing. It is also worth admiring the rest of the palace that houses the exhibition.
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  • We went to Palazzo Venezia in Rome. Is just so beautiful and so much history throughout Rome. The architecture is amazing...  more »
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  • So much history in this building, but very little effort to communicate it properly. The Bulgari expose was far more interesting than anything else
  • Happened to go by this in the bus and got out to look. Magnificent building.
  • One of the must see! Architecture of the time can be seen perfectly.
  • Loved the museum set up and location. The only problem was the exit wasn't clearly marked and we had to retreat the path we entered to finally depart. The Donatello bust of Lorenzo was beautiful.
  • Simple display of historical items. Perhaps best known as the location of the balcony where Mussolini made some of his speeches.
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