Part of the National Roman Museum, Palazzo Altemps houses a collection of sculptures and Egyptian and Greco-Roman artifacts. Visit to see pieces like the Roman sculptureThe Galatian Suicide and the impressive, nearly 2,000-year-old Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus, which is covered with intricate carvings of soldiers in battle.
Get access to all four branches of the National Roman Museum with this single combo ticket, valid for 3 days. Get skip-the-line access to the Baths of Diocletian, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, and Palazzo Massimo, where you can explore at your leisure.
Would you like to visit Rome off the beaten path? During this private tour we will take you to one of the most underrated Roman museums, Palazzo Altemps. Wander around in a beautiful frescoed Renaissance palace, just around the corner of Piazza Navona. After your visit of this wonderful palace, you will go to Castel Sant'Angelo. Learn everything about the fascinating history of this castle, which was originally emperor Hadrian's Mausoleum, fortified and transformed over the centuries. Take your camera with you and go off the beaten path with us.
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.
2 hours 30 minutes
Price varies by group size
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