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Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps

#95 of 1,429 things to do in Rome
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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
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 19:45

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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Quiet museum thoughtfully arranged

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Patrick L
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous museum for getting to better understand Roman history & how the society of both the rulers & the ruled changed throughout the millenia & what were the influences that triggered it. Very well laid out chronologically.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building with great sculptures and art.. theres just so much to take in and so grand... great for a rainy day... went there before i went to the vatican museums so all day i was just in the museums and worth every second..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a great way of spending a rainy afternoon. The museum offers a large collection of ancient statuary including the Portonaccio Sarcophagus, and is in itself a beautiful Renaissance/early baroque palace with many of the wall paintings still surviving.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I love the 4 venues of the National Museum, of which the Palazzo Altemps is one. The works of art there are of the highest artistic quality; the Palazzo itself in which they are housed is a worth a visit and best of all it is nearly empty. All the tourists are running around in hordes at the outside sites.... More 

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