Visit the spectacular museum of Ancient Roman history located in Palazzo Massimo displaying famous statues and fresces such as the Discus Thrower and the Paintings from Livia House.

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  • 2 Hours
  • 6 days a week
  • 10+Famous Sites Visited
  • 15 peopleMax Size for 1 Group
  • 3minutesto book the tour
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  • Duration : Approximately 2 hours
  • When : every day at 3 pm, except Monday

Palazzo Massimo alle Terme is near Termini train station. It contains one of the world's most important collections of Classical art. The museum consists of 4 levels hosting collections of sculptures, mosaics, busts, frescos, depicting the culture of everyday life over the course of several hundred years. 

Over this  small-group 2-hour tour, you’ll enjoy skip-the-line entry to the National Roman Museum and admire collection highlights of Greek works including the ‘Boxer at Rest’: a bronze statue dated back to IV century b.C., the ‘Discus Thrower’, a marble sculpture of 455 b.C. whose original was a bronze statue, and the ‘Sleeping Hermaphrodite’, that depicts a young man, who sleeps. The rear view, with the buttocks in the foreground in a provocative way, suggests the beauty of a female body.

On the fourth floor, you can see too the rich decorated rooms that belonged to Empress Livia, Augustus’ wife. Between them, a garden depicted in great detail and with a great variety of plant species.

If you like ancient art you will love this tour. Take it also as a good alternative in rainy days or a cool refuge from the hottest days of summer  in Rome


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Sites Visited

    • Altar of Romulus and Remus
    • Ancient Roman calendar fragments
    • Statue of Emperor Augustus
    • The bronze statue of Boxeur at rest
    • Mosaics from Villa of Livia, wife of Augustus
    • The Portonaccio sarcophagus, used for the burial of a Roman general
    • The Torlonia vace, a colossal marble vase, made in 1st century BC
    • The largest coins collection in Italy

Tips & recommendations

  • In hot days of Summer wear a hat and comfortable shoes. Do not forget also to bring camera to take pictures of the great sites you will see

  • Shoulders and kness should be covered when entering churches

  • Bring a bottle of water with you that you can refill from the beautiful and fresh fountains of Rome with great drinkable water

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