Opening hours from 9 am to 8 pm. Closed January 1, December 25. Ticket office closes one hour before closing time
How to arrive from Rome with public transport:
Underground line A, Anagnina stop and bus Co.Tral direction Via Casilina, Palestrina stop in Via degli Arcioni, after local shuttle bus until the museum
Audioguide available in English and Italian, 1 hour duration.
Reservations must be made with a minimum of 1 day notice.
Save time in ordering! Add into your basket all the museum tickets you want, then fill the form and send the request.
Before making your reservation, please, read the Ordering Informations
IMPORTANT NOTICE: After succesfully completing a reservation, you will receive two e- mails: the copy of your order (immediately after submitting your order) and the confirmation mail (one working day after). In order to receive them, please make sure you insert your e-mail address correctly and check that your anti-spam filter or antivirus are not blocking mails from our address [email protected] Special attention for AOL mailbox users.
PLEASE NOTICE: Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; museum automatically confirms the closest available time on the same date if requested time is sold out.
For cancellations once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation, and for no shows, we can refund cost of unused tickets minus service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).
The museum is located inside the Palazzo Barberini-Colonna, which was built on top of the sanctuary known as ‘Fortuna Primigenia’. It was inaugurated in 1956. Today, organised according to the most modern principles of museology, it houses works of art from ancient Praeneste. A visit to the museum will take you through a series of themes fundamental to the history of Rome: the cult of fortune, sculpture, written documents both secular and religious, sanctuaries. Among its treasures are the Triade Capitolina and a famous multi-coloured mosaic representing the flooding of the Nile. It is also possible to visit the criptoporticus, the sanctuary itself and the so-called “Antro delle sorti”.