Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

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The History of Rome in One Building
If one single space could encapsulate the Roman Empire, it would be Palazzo Massimo, Rome’s multi-level museum which houses one of Italy’s richest collection of antiquities. The entire history of Rome, from the rise of the Republic and its imperial transition to its fall, is told through sculpture, mosaic, frescos, coins and more. Get to know the emperors through the hundreds of marble portrait busts, and hang out in 1st century BC fresco-covered dining rooms from Villa Livia, one of the homes of Caesar Augustus' wife. Key pieces also include the world famous Boxer at Rest, a 2nd century BC Greek bronze sculpture and the 2nd century AD Discobolus, the marble discus thrower. Bonus points for its blockbuster ticket: Palazzo Massimo is part of the National Museum circuit, which means ticket holders have access to four national museums (Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps and the Crypta Balbi) over a three-day period.
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Largo Villa Peretti, 2, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
+39 06 3996 7700
Tue - Sun 9am - 7:30pm