Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps

Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps

Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps
4.5
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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The Museum of Palazzo Altemps houses absolute masterpieces of ancient sculpture belonging to famous and valuable noble collections received in state ownership. The installation aims to integrate - in a harmonious combination - the marbles in the decorative context of the rooms, having in mind and proposing solutions adopted in the arrangement of antique collections. The visit, on two floors, reveals a succession of decorated rooms, a maze of stairs and corridors leading to the discovery of the ancient works of art.
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  • Richard H
    Leeds, United Kingdom418 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Part of the National Roman Museums (Museo Nationale Romano)
    I bought a combined ticket which included access to this site plus Palazzo Massimo & Terme di Diocleziano. The ticket cost me €19 - which is higher than usual because there is a special exhibit at the Baths of Diocletian. This is an old aristocratic palace situated at the top of Piazza Navonna, containing a lot of exhibits/statues around a central courtyard.I paid an additional €5 for the audio guide which was very informative.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 July 2023
  • soinic
    2,514 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History and art in a calm ambiance.
    Close to Piazza Navona you find this hidden gem! A great visit with plenty of nice surprises! Like the chapel ... very special. Even if you have already seen plenty of sculptures, sarcophages, etc in Rome you should plan to spend quality time in this museum which is not overcrowded at all and where you can enjoy art, history and "stories". We had a combi ticket (one museum was closed, so 3 museums were incl. Palazzo Massimo, Terme Diocletian and Palazzo Altemps). Recommend to visit the 3 Museums!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Sconne21
    Newbury, United Kingdom51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worthwhile
    This is an exceptional place to go if you like art and sculpture, and haven't quite seen enough whilst in Rome! You can easily spend 2-3 hours here. There are toilets. I recommend getting the combined ticket for the best value. It includes two other fantastic museums with art, sculptures and courtyard.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 December 2023
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MILOUW
New York City, NY1,366 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This attractive Palace displays an antiquities collection put together in the XVIIth century.
On the one hand the palace itself makes for a beautiful venue, on the other the tastes of that period included doubtful restoration efforts making it difficult to figure out what one is really looking at.
Written 3 April 2024
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Jan U
20 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
the pin is misplaced. the museum is not in the squre, is a bit off to the north. correct pin is available in the tripadvisor map. this is NOT the place.
Written 25 February 2024
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Sconne21
Newbury, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This is an exceptional place to go if you like art and sculpture, and haven't quite seen enough whilst in Rome! You can easily spend 2-3 hours here. There are toilets. I recommend getting the combined ticket for the best value. It includes two other fantastic museums with art, sculptures and courtyard.
Written 3 December 2023
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soinic
Lux.2,514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Close to Piazza Navona you find this hidden gem!

A great visit with plenty of nice surprises!
Like the chapel ... very special.

Even if you have already seen plenty of sculptures, sarcophages, etc in Rome you should plan to spend quality time in this museum which is not overcrowded at all and where you can enjoy art, history and "stories".

We had a combi ticket (one museum was closed, so 3 museums were incl. Palazzo Massimo, Terme Diocletian and Palazzo Altemps).

Recommend to visit the 3 Museums!

Written 18 August 2023
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Richard H
Leeds, UK418 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I bought a combined ticket which included access to this site plus Palazzo Massimo & Terme di Diocleziano. The ticket cost me €19 - which is higher than usual because there is a special exhibit at the Baths of Diocletian. This is an old aristocratic palace situated at the top of Piazza Navonna, containing a lot of exhibits/statues around a central courtyard.I paid an additional €5 for the audio guide which was very informative.
Written 2 July 2023
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Chris B
Arlington, VA166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Small but beautifully laid out museum that is so close to Piazza Navona. If you’re interested in Roman antiquities, don’t miss this. Your ticket also allows you to visit the Palazzo Massimo near Roma Termini & the Diocletian also near Termini. There are some beautiful artworks here & they are all well displayed & described.
It’s worth going too if you are in the area.
Written 26 May 2023
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EJS50
Southborough, MA596 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
So I wasn't sure this venue of the National Museum would be more than more statues (I had seem many in the previous days), but it was a wonderful venue. It's a mansion full of wonderful collections beautiful laid out, including Egyptian, with frescoes and wonderful decoratiion in many of the rooms. I wandered in a rectangle around the inner rooms on both floors and never got tired of looking. Each room had descriptions in Italian and English, with drawings of the statues, showing what parts were original and what were restored.
Written 19 April 2023
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Joe B
Seattle, WA29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Well curated variety of interesting items. Most all pieces had a well worded description of the item. (Blessedly in English). History, what you were looking at and why it is significant. The museum is a great architectural gem. History of the palace and its people. Well laid out. Great escape from crowds in the heart of Rome.
Written 10 March 2023
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,524 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
I was planning to see several sights included in the Museo Nationale Romano ticket, so I booked it for $19. It includes four sights: Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Terme di Diocleziano and Crypta Balbi. I have already been to Palazzo Massimo, which is stunning, and planned Terme di Diocleziano for Monday without realizing it will be closed…my miss. However, separate tickets just for the Palazzo Altemps and Crypta Balbi cost pretty much the same.

I was very interested to see Palazzo Altemps not only because of its beautiful Roman statues from the Ludovisi collection, but also because the palace belonged to Caterina Sforza’s first husband, Girolamo Riario, and this was her first home in Roma when she joined him as his very young wife (she was ten years old, to be exact).

The collection of Palazzo Altemps is not huge, but has truly remarkable statues on display, such as Sarcophagus Ludovisi, the Dying Gaul, the head of goddess Juno, and the gallery with the busts of Roman emperors. I spent around 90 minutes in the museum and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written 23 January 2023
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Andrea Levoni
Maranello, Italy458 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Palazzo Altemps, formerly Palazzo Riario, is a historic building in Rome, designed by Melozzo da Forlì; it is located a short distance from piazza Navona, in piazza sant'Apollinare. It currently houses one of the four seats of the Roman National Museum.
Written 8 November 2022
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