Duration: 2 hours
National Roman Museum in Palazzo Altemps
A 16th-century palazzo just few steps from Piazza Navona houses some of the most important works of the National Roman collection. It is Palazzo Altemps, a beautiful backdrop for a collection of classical art that includes Egyptian-Nilotic and Egyptian-Roman artifacts that were unearthed in the area of Iseum Campensis, the Temple of Isis in Campus Martius.
Some of the most famous sculptures in Roman history are housed in the spacious halls of this palazzo: the Ludovisi Gaul (or Gaul Killing Himself and his Wife), Ludovisi Ares, the Ludovisi Throne and Sarcophagus, Orestes and Electra.
You will finally be face to face with impressive works of art you have probably seen thousands of times in pictures and art books.