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Rome, Italy - the Palazzo Massimo - visit with the Rome archaeological pass

The Palazzo Massimo is one of the nine Rome museums / archaeological sites that may be visited using the Rome Archaeological pass. Below is some background information.

The year 2001 saw the conclusion of a major project to tidy up Rome and prepare it for the new millennium. One of the most pleasing results of this was the renovation of the Museo Nazionale Romano. Once a dreary collection, with much of it in semi-permanent storage, the works are now divided between two splendid new galleries of Palazzo Altemps and the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme.

The Palazzo Massimo alle Terme is an 18th century building and, in its beautifully renovated form, a fine venue for the extensive collection of Roman mosaics and wall paintings, including a garden scene from the House of Livia. This fresco is a riot of trees, flowers and birds … a stunning Sylvan scene.

The collection of Roman and Greek pieces is probably second only to that of the Vatican. The opportunity to reorganize and display items that have been in storage for decades has paid real dividends here. The ground floor is given over to statues from the early Empire, with a host of busts of Roman emperors and other worthies. The upper floor is devoted to busts of the Flavian emperors, including one of Vespasian.

There are gold and silver coins from the seventh century BC onward, and a fine first century frieze describing (among others) the story of the founding of Rome (the legend of Romulus and Remus) and that of the Trojan Wars. There are bronze fittings from ships excavated at Lake Nemi, near Rome. And then some of the finest mosaics you will see: the floors lifted from Villa di Baccano on the Via Cassia, have mosaic panels featuring chariot races, with riders and horses depicted in the finest, almost painterly, detail.

Palazzo Massimo, Largo di Villa Peretti, Rome

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Visitors from Israel, Canada, Japan and the United States

With reference to people coming from the countries of Israel, Canada, Japan and the United States, it should be noted that in relation to vaccination certificates issued by the health authorities of these countries, in accordance with the provisions of EU Recommendation no. 2021/912 of 20 May 2021, they must include at least the following data:

  • - Identifying data of the person;
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Please note that certificates must be accepted if they are in Italian, English, French or Spanish. If the certificate is not issued in bilingual form and not in one of the four languages indicated in the Order of the Minister of Health of 18 June 2021, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation.

This documentation must be presented at the entrance when the body temperature is checked.

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