Museum:Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps
address: Piazza di Sant’Apollinare, 46
Aperto tutti i giorni dalle 9 alle 19.45.
Chiuso il lunedì (eccetto lunedì in Albis e durante la settimana della cultura), 1 gennaio, 25 dicembre.
Ultimo ingresso alle 19.00.
MUSEO NAZIONALE ROMANO biglietto unico valido 3 giorni per 4 siti (Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano).
Intero € 7,00 + spese d'agenzia
Ridotto € 3,50 + spese d'agenzia per i cittadini dell'Unione Europea tra i 18 e i 24 anni e per i docenti dell'Unione Europea.
In caso di mostra in una qualsiasi delle sedi del Museo Nazionale Romano (anche diversa da questa), il costo del biglietto viene aumentato di 3 euro.
Gratuito per i visitatori di età inferiore ai 18 anni.
Prima domenica di ogni mese: ingresso al museo gratuito per tutti
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Viale Regina Margherita, 192 - 00198 ROMA
Tel. 06/220.127.116.11 Fax 06/18.104.22.168
The museum is located inside the fifteenth century palace built by Girolamo Riario and passed in 1568 to the family Altemps.
The recent restoration done by the Ministry of Culture has reported the sixteenth-century palace in the forms, eliminating changes and accretions that had altered their appearance.
It houses collections of artifacts nuclei of classics that have been brought together in this exhibition space according to a criterion that allows us to capture both the formal aspects is the taste of the collectors of the time.
Of particular note value Boncompagni Ludovisi collection.
The Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi picked up a considerable amount of valuable antique marbles that he kept on his property on the Quirinal Hill.
The collection included about 450 sculptures known all over the world that decorated the streets and gardens of the Villa.
The sculptures were then restored and reintegrated in the missing parts from some of the most important sculptors of the era such as Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Alessandro Algardi, Ippolito Buzzi.
When the villa was destroyed at the end of the nineteenth century to the creation of the Ludovisi district, part of the collection was dispersed.
Among the 104 sculptures that the State was able to acquire, now exhibited in the halls of the palace, you can see the group of Galata suicide with his wife, Orestes and Electra, Ares and the head of Juno and the famous greek original of the fifth century BC, called Ludovisi Throne , coming from excavations in that area.
The collection of Cardinal Marco Sittico Altemps, exposed by the criteria of quality equipment of the building, originally consisted of 120 sculptures of Greek and Roman times.
Currently 15 sculptures are preserved four of which are visible under the arches of the gatehouse.
In the arcades of the courtyard and the rooms of the first floor are works related to the Mattei collection, gathered by the family to decorate Villa Celimontana, previously housed at the Museum of the Baths of Diocletian.
Other significant core is that of the Dragon Collection dating from the seventeenth century, initially housed in the building in Via Quattro Fontane.
At Palazzo Altemps you can also admire a substantial core of the Egyptian collection of the Museo Nazionale Romano : in particular, the material from the sanctuary of Isis and Serapis in the Campus Martius and the finds of the excavation of the sanctuary Syriac of the Janiculum.