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Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

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Address: Largo di Villa Peretti 67 | Museo Nazionale Romano, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Built onto the ruins of the Domitian theater, this splendid palazzo houses...

Built onto the ruins of the Domitian theater, this splendid palazzo houses beautiful mosaics and Roman statuary.

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Great collection excellently curated

I was surprised to see such a great collection well curated and lit. Other museums in Rome seem to just be cluttered to the point that it is hard to appreciate each item. Start... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was surprised to see such a great collection well curated and lit. Other museums in Rome seem to just be cluttered to the point that it is hard to appreciate each item. Start with the top floor and work your way down. There are some famous pieces like the Discus Thrower but give some time to the frescoes and... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is SO MUCH in this museum that a couple of hours is not enough. Every exhibit is beautifully staged and nicely documented. The organization is somewhat mystifying, but it does not detract. The staff at ticketing are very surly, rude, and inhospitable. From refusing to accept credit cards to speaking rapid Italian to individuals who obviously cannot understand the... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have said a great collection and I do mean it, but know that quite a lot of the collection (two floors) is sculpture from antiquity with a few bronzes. That sculpture is meticulously laid out by time period and theme, and presented in equally mono-chromatic rooms so that there is little distraction from the white details, all well lit.... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent 3 hours here -- did not begin to see it all. If you just rush through, you will miss so much. Not always well organized, it nonetheless is a treasure trove of things to spur your imagination. Get the map and plan your tour so that you focus on the things you want to see that day. Do not... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to this museum a couple of times and each time I go, I see something new. Lots of classical sculpture and a great bookshop.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This collection really impressed me more than expected. Statues, mosaics, frescoes, and artifacts all from the period of time that interested me most. Very uncrowded. There was no line when we got there after noon. This provided a more intimate viewing of the displayed treasures. Much more extensive than expected too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

though not a very big museum the works of are are amazing. I would advise to read the descriptions to really appreciate what you are seeing. Closed on Mondays

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best museum visits we had in Rome. The museum is filled with marble sculptures from 200 BC to 200 AD, that you could see up close. There were also floors with similar era mosaics and frescoes. The highlight for me was the Roman Villa from 200 AD. Full wall frescoes, and a video showing how... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I LOVE sculpture so I was really looking forward to going and in that respect it didn't disappoint but I was lucky as "due to stuff shortages" the second floor was closed from 2:00-4:00 (I got there at 4:00) and the 3rd floor closed entirely. Thats 1/4 of the museum and and some parts of the day 1/2 of it!!... More 

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Amazing collection of sculptures and interior from a roman villa and parts from Neros ships on lake Nemi... As well as a huge selection of coins and parts of roman regalia (scepter). Not crowded at all and the museum is big. I was there for two hours. The ticket also give you entrance to the terme across to roads in... More 

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