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Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

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Built onto the ruins of the Domitian theater, this splendid palazzo houses beautiful mosaics and Roman statuary.
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Largo di Villa Peretti 67 | Museo Nazionale Romano, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 480201
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very close to Termini station and we walked by it numerous times. We finally went in one evening since it was open later than other museums. The history there is incredible and we often had a whole gallery to ourselves. We could spend...More

1  Thank RjessMMM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this museum twice in one day in mid-October after reading about it in the Rick Steves Rome travel guide. This museum is less publicized than many of the more famous museums in Rome, so that even though it has an...More

Thank rockwood13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Along with the national museum in Naples, this is the best museum of the Roman world. The art work, the re-constructed rooms, all are stupendous and yield insights and appreciation you can't get from the ruins alone. Not to miss.

Thank MarkSherouse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the statuary and mosaics were nice but I've seen similar before, including at the palazzo altemps.. the frescoes on the top floor are the real revelations, colored wall paintings from excavated roman villas. very nice!

Thank KrisG93
Reviewed 31 October 2018

In Rome, Palazzo Massimo’s Priceless Treasures are in the category of things many visitors to Rome never see…at least not on their first trip. The Palazzo Massimo alle Terme is one museum out of four that comprise the National Roman Museum. The Palazzo Massimo is...More

2  Thank TheCuriousCowgirl
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is a must for someone interested in Roman Archeology. Absolutely spectacular. The Livia room is an unforgettable place. The boxer is equally impacting. And if you are into numismatics this is a treasure.

1  Thank RogerT982
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I visited this fabulous museum with Massimo of Storytelling Rome as my guide. The museum holds amazing pieces, most of which have been discovered nearby. The wall mural from Empress Livia’s country resort’s dining room is breathtaking. The remains of a Roman lunar calendar is...More

1  Thank BarJen14
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This is a nice, breezy museum of Roman Sculpture. The 2 highlights for me are the most famous: the bronze boxer and the Marble Discus statue. Well worth the price of admission. While the Rick Steves book highly touts the place, he neglects the third...More

2  Thank Bigstockbroker
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing mosaics and wall paintings. Don't miss the video reconstructing the decorated rooms - shame they don't sell it in the shop. The details on the murals are exquisite and you are left in peace to peruse them, very few people around. Clean toilets but...More

1  Thank KarenKew
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is a little-known museum which has a lot of "wows" inside. The first is a room containing most of the frescos from an underground room discovered in the 1860's and dating from the 1st century BC. The frescos depict a garden, complete with birds...More

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lyn c
21 August 2018|
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Response from andmar | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know the frescos and floors from the villa Livia are available at the museum all the time when it is open. Are you confusing the Museum exhibits with the audiovisual display which supplements the wall painting... More
28 August 2017|
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Response from LaBu | Reviewed this property |
Yes cameras are allowed but don't use your flash. We took lots of nice photos.
Aaron E
5 February 2017|
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Response from weberkv | Reviewed this property |
We spent there 2.5 hours. But could have spent more 😀
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