Roman National Museum Private Guided Tour

Your itinerary includes Palazzo Massimo, the Baths of Diocletian and Santa Maria degli Angeli, designed in part by Michelangelo.

We invite you to discover with us Rome and its treasures. Our itinerary includes the National Roman Museum of the ex-Collegio Massimo, the Diocletian's Baths, and the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli

Info & Booking

  • Throughout the tour, you will be guided by an expert in History or Art history, Archeology or Architecture, who will help you to discover our Rome.
  • You can choose the language you prefer...we have 5 different languages available!
  • Tour departs from Palazzo Massimo.
  • It is a 2 hours long tour with a private guide inside the Borghese Museum and gallery (one extra hour might be added without extra cost to visit the park if weather conditions allow it).
  • Tour is available from Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00, each hour
  • Tour must be reserved with 2 weeks in advance

Entrance tickets for the National Roman Museum NOT included. They can be reserved here


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Palazzo Massimo was built at the end of the 19th century as part of a Jesuit college. Today it is one of the four spaces housing the National Roman Museum – with the others being the Diocletian Baths, Palazzo Altemps, and the Crypta Balbi.

Exhibits are spread across the four floors of the palace. On the ground floor is the Numismatic Section which holds one of the world's premier collection with fascinating examples of coinage and monetary systems from their origins in the eighth century B.C. to the introduction of the Euro. Included here are also several precious stones and jewelry from the Savoia collection.

The goldsmithing section also includes funerary items. The “Bambina di Grottarossa,” the mummified remains of a child found together with its doll, is on view here. The other three floors house various works of art representing a broad range of classical sculpture. These include a statue of Augustus, various Roman copies of Greek statues such as the famous ‘Discobolo Lancellotti’, a sleeping Hermaphrodite, Venus about to take a bath, and a statue of Apollo, the copy of a fifth century B.C. Greek original from the workshops of Phidias. There is also a section of interesting bronzes.

The final floor is dedicated to a rich collection of frescoes and mosaics, among them those of the villa of Livia and those of the villa Farnesina. Together these exhibits – from various locations around the city of Rome – reflect the themes and styles of the first century BC to the fourth century AD. Among the most interesting of these is a marble inlay work representing the Sun God.

Before You Book

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive two emails. The first email contains your order summary (this one you receive immediately after placing your order), the second email confirms your successful payment (one business day after placing the order). In order to receive these two emails, please make sure that you enter your email address correctly and check that antispam or antivirus filters do not block emails from our [email protected] address. Users of AOL, Comcast and need to pay special attention to this, please. Vouchers will also be available, one business day after the request, at your dashboard.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, will be automatically confirmed if your preferred time is no longer available.

Cancellation Policy

All client cancellations must arrive up to 8 days before the date of the tour/course/service to be reimbursed free of charge.

If you cancel 8 to 2 days before the date, 10% of the fee will have to be paid.

From two days prior to the tour/course/service beginning, the payment of the entire amount will be due and no reimbursement will be granted.

No refund will be granted to any client who is not at the place of departure at the time established. Similarly, no refund will be granted to clients who lose contact with the guide or who do not complete the excursion or service.


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