A Tourist in Rome - National Museum of Rome - Palazzo Altemps

Location:Two blocks north of Piazza Navona
Metro:None, perhaps Spagna. An alternate is to take Bus 40 or 64 (get off at Piazza San Panteleo, 2 stops past Piazza Venezia, then walk 1 block north from there).
Time:90 minutes
Cost:€10, includes admission to the other three buildings of the National Museum of Rome
Hours:Tuesday - Sunday, 9:00 AM - 7:45 PM

The Palazzo Altemps is one of the four buildings which are part of the National Museum of Rome, along with Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Massimo and Crypta Balbi. Palazzo Altemps houses Greek and Roman sculptures that belonged to various families of Roman nobility during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Due to the very small number of outstanding artifacts in the museum, and because it's pretty far away from the metro, I rate this museum as a third-tier museum to be seen only if you have extra time. However, if you're at Piazza Navona with a bit of time to spare and a ticket to the National Museums of Rome which is not yet expired, it is worth a quick visit.

Highlights of the museum are shown in the photos below.

    
The courtyard of Palazzo Altemps
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Fountain in the courtyard of Palazzo Altemps
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Statue of Aphrodite of Cnidos, in Palazzo Altemps
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Bust of Caesar, in Palazzo Altemps
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Bronze bust of Marcus Aurelius, in Palazzo Altemps
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Bust of Vespasian, in Palazzo Altemps
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Statue of a Seated Warrior, from the 2nd century BC, in the Palazzo Altemps
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Ludovisi Gaul, a Gaul killing himself and his wife, in Palazzo Altemps
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Ludovisi Fury, either a sleeping Fury or a Medusa, a 2nd century Roman copy of a Hellenistic work, in the Palazzo Altemps
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Grand Ludovisi Sarcophagus, a colossal sarcophagus with scenes of battle between Romans and barbarians, in the Palazzo Altemps
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A hallway of busts in the Palazzo Altemps
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Bust of Nerva in the Palazzo Altemps
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