Museo Nazionale Romano: Massimo palace in the bath : Michelin's recommendations
More Roman statues ! Well yes... Rome is so full of statuary that after a few days there, you can walk in front of masterpieces without even thinking of raising your head to see them. However, it would be a great pity with this collection of masterpieces from the Republican and Imperial eras, which make up the largest section of the National Roman Museum. You should examine the very expressive faces in the collection of portraits from the Republican era, admire the statue of Augustus draped in his great pontiff's gown, marked with a solemn majesty, stop in front of the Wounded Nioride, a Greek original dating from 440 B.C. and which come from Sallust's garden (one of the first nude women in Greek art), or in front of the realistic portrait of the Emperor Vespasian (he's not at all idealised !), l'Crouching Aphrodite and Lancellotti Discobolus (both copies of Greek originals). But you've had enough... What about mosaics and frescoes for a change? Those from the House of Livia and Villa Farnesina are absolutely superb: delicate plant decorations, birds, visual effects, shades of colour: these are masterpieces of ancient painting ! Are you still fit ? In the basement, a numismatic collection takes you from the 4th century B.C. to the Euro, then you can see a Roman silver and gold plate collection.
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