National Museums of Rome - Altemps Palace


in short

The museum, since 1997 situated at the 16th century palace 'Palazzo Altemps', houses the former private collections of the 'Museo Nazionale Romano' that belong with their classical statues to the most important collections.
Fontana nel cortile interno di Palazzo Altemps
© Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma

National Museums of Rome - Altemps Palace

in detail

The Palazzo was commissioned by Girolamo Riario (1443-1488). In 1568 it passed into the hands of the Altemps family, which had it enlarged and built the courtyard. This feature of the building, without a doubt its most handsome, is credited to Martino Longhi the elder.
Restoration work has been under way since 1984, and steps are being taken to arrange the exhibit.
Apart from the Ludovisi Throne, which is kept in the Palazzo Massimo, the collection boasts works of great artistic value, such as the Gaul who kills himself together with his wife, a copy of an originalfrom Pergamon; the Ludovisi Ares, a copy traceable to Lysippus; the Castelporziano mosaic (IInd cent.), one of the most important known Roman mosaics; the Ludovisi Hermes, copy of a bronze original by the school of Myron; the Aphrodite of Cnidus, a copy of the reknowned Aphrodite by Praxiteles, and a colossal sarcophagus depicting a battle between Romans and Barbarians.
Palazzo Altemps
7,00/3,00 EUR valido 3 giorni per 4 siti del M.N.R. (Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano) + 3,00 EUR supplemento mostre
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Visitor entrance

Palazzo Altemps
Piazza di S. Apollinare 46
00186 Rome
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Opening Times

09:00 - 19:45
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