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Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps

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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Address: Piazza Sant_Apollinare, 46 | near the Piazza Navona, 00186 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 3996 7700
09:00 - 19:45
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This archeological museum features the Ludovisi art collection and many...

This archeological museum features the Ludovisi art collection and many ancient sculptures, frescoes and painted ceilings, gems of the Roman Renaissance.

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Beautiful Building and Artifacts

The Palazzo Altemps which is part of the Museum of the City of Rome is gorgeous. It is a serene oasis just steps from the chaos of Piazza Navona. The building itself is lovely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bronxville, New York
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Bronxville, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Palazzo Altemps which is part of the Museum of the City of Rome is gorgeous. It is a serene oasis just steps from the chaos of Piazza Navona. The building itself is lovely with a graveled courtyard and mosaic tiled wall fountain. The interior houses scores of antiquities,many dating from centuries BC. Most of the statuary is Roman but... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of 4 sites which are included in the same entry to the National Museum of Rome- it's tucked away off one end of the Piazza Navona and consists of a decent collection of sculptures. There are also some more modern displays of small artefacts including pottery, jewellery, glass ware and other household items. What makes this such... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wonderful Palazzo Altemps Museum is near Piazza Navona. Its collection of statuary was second to none. If you are into classical statuary then this is the museum for you. Wonderfully laid out modern museum with loads of space which is what this type of statuary needs. Highlight included the classic statue of the Gaul killing himself and his wife... More 

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Loved this place. I am an Antinous fan(greatest love of Emperor Hadrian), many touches of him in this old and splendid palace - looking medieval - and reminding me about Florence. Single ticket valid for 3 days at 4 sites (Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Baths of Diocletian)Full price: € 7.00

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We gave up queuing to get into St Peter's Basilica as it would have taken hours to get in, so decided to absorb the feel of the city instead. We came across this museum as we walked around and decided to give it a go. The statues are spread out across a restored Palazzo. One or two treasures there like... More 

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Sissi, Greece
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

We spend some time to see Altemps. Several statues no explanations just like a pile of stuff with no meaning don't bother visiting especially if you don't have plenty of time

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We came here on a sunday afternoon and it was a marvelous place to explore, statues are great, the way theyre set out is fab, got some really good snaps as the museum wasnt at all busy, we spent maybe 90minutes here walking around enjoying the statues and the vibe, items have good descriptions, well worth your time to visit

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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Make sure you that you have enough time to visit all the four museums you get admission to when buying a ticket at either Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo Massimo, Crypta Balbi or Baths of Diocletian. The Altemps is in a nice building, but the art and artefacts in this building sadly was of less interest to us than the ones at... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

This was one of the few exhibits that we visited in Rome outside of the typical hot spots. It was absolutely beautiful. The building was amazing on its own, plus the fantastic sculpture and ceramic pieces. It is included in the archeological pass for Rome including the Colosseum and Roman Forum, and definitely worth the trip.

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

It was a rainy day in Rome so we decided to go to some museums. The complex of the museu Nazionale Romano consists of 5 different museums at different places. Each one is worth seeing and included in the ticked price. This was the third museum we visited this day. I liked it very much. The sculptures and the descriptions... More 

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