Museo Nazionale Romano

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Largo di Villa Peretti, Rome, Italy
06 480201

Museo Nazionale Romano Rome Reviews

Vipin Vipin
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Hidden gem in Rome Oct 15, 2010
The Museo Nazionale Romano is the national museum of Rome. Although it is split across several branches throughout the city, its principal branch is the one near Termini train station and this is the focus of this review.

The site is spread across several floors:

First and second floors

A great collection of mosaics and sculptures from ancient Rome.

Ground floor

The collection at this site is breathtaking. I have never seen so many busts of former roman emperors and aristocrats before. The collection is pierced together very diligently. I never knew that the Romans copied the Greeks and imitated their work. I particularly like the statue of the boxer with gloves on, and thought that his facial expressions were really something.

Lower ground floor

This site contains an extensive range of coins, and I admired the sheer organisation and diligence which must have gone into putting this collection together.

General information

- Entrance fee - several euros

- Bags must be left at the cloakroom

- Toilets are very good even for museum standard!

- lifts and stairs are available for each floor

- photography is allowed (without flash only)

This is a stunning museum with a very commendable collection and it’s a great pity that it isn’t visited more frequently. Highly recommended.
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