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The Baths of Diocletian (the largest imperial baths) was once the exclusive home of the Museo Nazionale Romano when it opened its doors in 1889. Throughout the years, the museum expanded so much that... Read More
The Baths of Diocletian (the largest imperial baths) was once the exclusive home of the Museo Nazionale Romano when it opened its doors in 1889. Throughout the years, the museum expanded so much that in 2000, it spread itself out over four different sites including the original and authentic baths. Palazzo Massimo is considered one of the leading archaeological museums because of its extensive collection of relics. Some of the museum's greatest treasures are: the collection of original Greek sculptures, the vast coin collection and the ancient Christian sarcophagi. BUS: C, H, 38, 40, 70, 71, 105, 714 or 910. METRO: Repubblica or Termini
Largo di Villa Peretti 1
- Tue-Sun 9am-7:45pm
- Includes entrance to other National Roman Museum sites Adult 7; Senior (66+) Free; Child (0-17) Free
- Best for Museums Because: This 19th century palace houses one of the world's most important collections of Classical art.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Not only does Palazzo Massimo feature some of the best ancient Rome and Greek art but a beautiful jewelry and coin collection in the basement that the kids will find interesting.