The museum exhibits masterpieces of the classical sculpture, portraits of roman emperors, wonderful frescoes, mosaics, gold treasures and an impressive numismatic collection as well as the only known examples of imperial insignia.
Some of the famous exhibited masterpieces: the Discobolo Lancellotti, the boxer resting, Emperor Augustus in the robes of Pontifex Maximus, the sleeping Ermaphrodite, the triclinium with garden paintings from Livia’s villa, the frescoes from the Farnesina villa, the Grottarossa mummy.
The palace was built at the end of the eighteenth century in a neo-renaissance style and until Sixties it was a Jesuit College. In 1981 it was bought by the state and restored. The museum is open to the public from 1998.
Palazzo Massimo alle Terme
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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