Palazzo Altemps Private Tour w/ Donato PhD Archaeologist and Guide

Rome, Italy

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Overview

Palazzo Altemps displays a large collection of Greek and Roman artifacts that belonged to various noble families of the city and is one of the four buildings associated with the National Roman Museum.
Meet your top-rated guide, a specialized archeologist at the entrance and learn how the palazzo was inaugurated in 1997 as a museum, with the intention to exhibit archeological finds, and over time how it acquired sculptures, marble statues and mosaics. Note the stunning frescoes that adorn the walls and ceilings as you wander around the grand building.
Many pieces are part of the Ludovisi Collection. Some of the highlights include the beautiful Ludovisi Throne, a carved marble block with a naked Venus, Bernini’s incredible restoration of the Ares Ludovisi and the Gaul’s Suicide.The museum also houses a major collection of Egyptian art and sculptures, which partly came from Egypt. The building features a picturesque courtyard with a beautiful loggia and its own chapel, Sant’Aniceto.

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Private transportation

Departure Point

Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Altemps, Piazza di Sant'Apollinare, 46, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

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Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps
Explore the vast selection of art, sculptures and antiquities in the Palazzo Altemps, part of the National Roman Museum, close to Piazza Navona. Your expert PhD guide will lead you on a discovery through one of the most valuable collections of ancient Greek and Roman art in the world. Received by the state from noble families of great prestige is the marvellous collection of ancient sculpture masterpieces. Learn how the first nucleus of the palace was built in the fifteenth century by order of Girolamo Riario, Lord of Imola and ambitious nephew of Pope Sixtus IV.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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