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Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

Largo di Villa Peretti, 2, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

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About Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

Palazzo Massimo alle Terme is a palace in Rome, in the Castro Pretorio district, in Piazza dei Cinquecento, near the Termini station. The building was built between 1883 and 1886 by the last descendant of the Roman Massimo family, the Jesuit priest Massimiliano Massimo, on land belonging to the family; he commissioned the architect Camillo Pistrucci with the construction. This last palace features one of the best archaeological and classical art collections in the world.



Attractions near Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri0.23km from Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs, is a unique 16th century church with a long and fascinating history. The basilica is dedicated to the Christian martyrs, known and unknown. By a brief dated 27 July 1561, Pius IV ordered the church "built", to be dedicated to the Beatissimae Virgini et omnium Angelorum et Martyrum. The entire site is truly incredible. You come face to face with the best of the Renaissance and the might of Ancient Rome.

National Roman Museum, Baths of Diocletian0.26km from Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

One of the largest bath complex in ancient Rome, which has a capacity of over 3,000 people.  It served as a bath for the people residing in the Viminal, Quirinal, and Esquiline quarters of the city. This architectural complex, located close to the Termini rail station and the Palazzo Massimo Museum, is one of the most popular archaeological museums and sites in Rome, with about 1 million yearly visitors.

Palazzo Barberini0.73km from Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

Palazzo Barberini is one of the most overlooked art museums in Rome.  The 17th-century palace is incredibly centrally located – just around the corner from the quattro fontane and a few streets over from the Trevi Fountain. The sloping site had formerly been occupied by a garden-vineyard of the Sforza family, in which a palazzetto had been built in 1549. The sloping site passed from one cardinal to another during the sixteenth century, with no project fully getting off the ground.

Fontana del Tritone0.85km from Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

A beautiful 17th-century fountain which was located in Rome, in the Piazza Barberini, close to the Palazzo Barberini entrance, which now houses the GNAA (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica or National Gallery of Ancient Art. The fountain was executed in travertine in 1642–43. At its center rises a larger than lifesize muscular Triton, a minor sea god of ancient Greco-Roman legend, depicted as a merman kneeling on the sum of four dolphin tailfins.

Quirinal Hill0.87km from Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

The Quirinal Hill is the northernmost and the highest of the Seven Hills of Rome. Its height constitutes 61 meters, which makes it a perfect place to escape from hot Roman summers. Being one of the most popular tourist destinations, the Quirinal hill opens up splendid city views from its top. According to Roman legend, the Quirinal Hill was the site of a small village of the Sabines, and king Titus Tatius would have lived there after the peace between Romans and Sabines.

Via Veneto0.88km from Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

Rome’s elegant street filled with cafés and luxury hotels. The great Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini made this sophisticated street famous in the 1960s. The street is named after the Battle of Vittorio Veneto, a decisive Italian victory of World War I. Federico Fellini's classic 1960 film La Dolce Vita was mostly centered on the Via Veneto area.

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Lazio is one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy. Situated in the central peninsular section of the country, it has 5,864,321 inhabitants – making it the second most populated region of Italy – and its GDP of more than €197 billion per year means that it has the nation's second-largest regional economy. The capital of Lazio is Rome, which is also the capital and largest city of Italy.