We did museum on our last day in Rome after doing all of the main tourist attractions and were looking for anything else that we may have missed. We actually saw the sign on the subway.
The museum is pretty hidden without any signage. It actually up the long slanted stairs to the right of the Piazza Venezia. This is not a free museum on the first Sunday of the month, which some in the line ahead of us, did not know. We waited for probably 45 minutes in line to get tickets. We stayed for about 3 hours and the line was just as long when we left as when we were in it. Be prepared to wait until you pre-purchase your tickets.
The Michelangelo exhibit is very informative and full of history. The paintings and writings that have been preserved will amaze you. We did not use an audioguide as the explanations for every exhibit were in English and Italian. The statue of David in the courtyard is a plaster reproduction of the original that is still housed in Florence.
The rest of the museum is very interesting and much different from several other museums in the city in that it seemed to have more paintings, tapestries and pottery artefacts than only marble statues and mosaics. The building is stuffy and there were portable air conditioning units by which the staff sat beside for their snooze.
While many reviews talked about the food being poor, we quite enjoyed our lunch of pizza and fresh fruit on the terrace. It was tasty, hot and the service was great. The panoramic view of Rome didn't hurt either!
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