Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

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Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme
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About
Palazzo Massimo alle Terme was built between 1883 and 1887 by the architect Camillo Pistrucci in a sober neo-Renaissance style. He was born as a Jesuit college and remained so until 1960. In 1981 it was acquired by the Italian State and became one of the four National Roman Museum places. The collections are distributed in the four floors of the building according to a chronological and thematic criterion: the ground floor, the first and second floors are dedicated to the ancient art section; the basement houses the numismatic and goldsmith sections.
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Neighbourhood: Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
How to get there
  • Termini • 3 min walk
  • Repubblica - Teatro dell'Opera • 3 min walk
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Blue Heeler
Atlanta, GA684 contributions
Could not see everything. Don't visit during Covid.
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Was rather disappointing as many of the exhibits were closed due to COVID and small rooms they were in in. Compared to the museum we went to in Napoli this one pales by comparison which is strange given that it is in the national capital and part of their national museums. As one someone else noted back in 2020, why are they charging full price when all the exhibits cannot be seen, particularly as they have reduced the amount of staff needed. Note that a €14 entry fee gives you access to all four museums. For a single fee price to visit this museum alone come and it would not have been worth it.
Written July 14, 2021
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA25,419 contributions
Spectacular collection of Roman antiquities
Dec. 2019 • Solo
This is one of those museums completely ignored by hordes of tourists. It is already good. My visit was in December and there were at the most ten people on the four floors of this spectacular museum. The greatest masterpieces of the Roman world: sarcophagi of Roman noblemen, magnificent sculptures, elaborate reliefs, amazingly preserved frescos, mosaics, and stuccoes are on display in the museum galleries. They are beautifully organized, not cluttered together, and masterfully done signing boards provide all required information to visitors.

The exhibits mostly came to the museum from the excavations undertaken in Rome and the vicinities.

Practical tip: If you are feeling hungry, there is a cafe and a restaurant.
Written November 30, 2020
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Henrik Stig Møller
Copenhagen, Denmark9 contributions
The floor with the sculptures is closed
Oct. 2020 • Friends
The First floor is closed "due to Covid-19" (why? It does not make any sense), but they charge full price! The staff are not able to give information about why the museum has reduced the experience.
Written October 3, 2020
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
Palazzo Massimo alle Terme / Rome
Dec. 2019
Ancient restored palazzo with superb collection of Greek & Roman antiquities, sculptures, a small bust of Caligula and of Augustus; nice courtyard with Greek sculptures in bronzes of a Hellenistic prince holding a spear.
Palazzo Massimo is home to one of principal parts of the Museo Nationale Romano.
many amazing pieces of portraits and as vived a good representation of patrician Roman life; a lot of mosaics and finest frescoes of Roman houses;
very nice museum.
Written July 11, 2020
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Michael W
Charleston, SC147 contributions
A Wonderful Museum in Rome
Mar. 2020
The Palazzo Massimo alle Terme is located near the Piazza della Republica and the Baths of Diocletian. It is a small building that has a wonderful collection from ancient Rome. If you are in this area of Rome, you should take the time to come to this museum. The museum has statues,mosaics and frescoes that are displayed in exhibits on different floors. The Boxer at Rest, Discus Thrower and states of Romans should not be missed. The highlight of the museum is the frescoes on the second floor.
Written June 5, 2020
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la_vera_mahshid
Tokyo158 contributions
History!
Aug. 2019
This is quite a huge building with lots of ancient artifacts and excellent frescos to see! Totally worth the visit!
Written March 4, 2020
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,371 contributions
Ancient Rome’s House of Treasures
Mar. 2020 • Solo
Located practically across from Rome’s Termini train station is this amazing museum. I liken this museum to the National Archaeological Museum in Athens or the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo in that if you want a comprehensive historical and treasure filled museum focusing on Rome’s glorious past, this museum should not be missed. There are four levels that contain sculptures, frescoes, mosaics, recreated rooms of villas, an entire numismatic section featuring coins from more than 2,000 years ago to the present, jewelry and so much more. The descriptions are multilingual and informative. I was fortunate to watch experts performing restorative work on two bronze sculptures in one of the galleries. Allow a good two to three hours to see this museum. There are lifts available and spotless restrooms are located on every level.
Written March 4, 2020
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kekkino71
Rome, Italy22 contributions
Well worthy of a visit
Apr. 2019 • Solo
A hidden gem. The museum is filled with works from various excavations but boxer is the outstanding masterpiece of the collection.
Written February 21, 2020
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Michael Birch
23 contributions
Fantastic
Feb. 2020 • Solo
Many ornate rooms filled with ancient artifacts. It is included on a €12 ticket for the National museums. Large complex with a lot to see.
Written February 16, 2020
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LGrace
6 contributions
An Overlooked Treasure!
Feb. 2020
The magical frescos from The Villa of Livia alone are worth a visit to this lovely, quiet museum. The beautiful mosaics in the collection make it even nicer. The famed sculpture of the Boxer at Rest was under restoration and we were disappointed we couldn't get up close, but the large glass window in front of it allowed us a glimpse. When you are tired of the crowds, Palazzo Massimo is just the ticket.
Written February 9, 2020
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