Palazzo Massimo alle Terme is near Termini train station. It contains one of the world's most important collections of Classical art. The museum consists of 4 levels hosting collections of sculptures, mosaics, busts, frescos, depicting the culture of everyday life over the course of several hundred years.
Over this small-group 2-hour tour, you’ll enjoy skip-the-line entry to the National Roman Museum and admire collection highlights of Greek works including the ‘Boxer at Rest’: a bronze statue dated back to IV century b.C., the ‘Discus Thrower’, a marble sculpture of 455 b.C. whose original was a bronze statue, and the ‘Sleeping Hermaphrodite’, that depicts a young man, who sleeps. The rear view, with the buttocks in the foreground in a provocative way, suggests the beauty of a female body.
On the fourth floor, you can see too the rich decorated rooms that belonged to Empress Livia, Augustus’ wife. Between them, a garden depicted in great detail and with a great variety of plant species.
If you like ancient art you will love this tour. Take it also as a good alternative in rainy days or a cool refuge from the hottest days of summer in Rome
In hot days of Summer wear a hat and comfortable shoes. Do not forget also to bring camera to take pictures of the great sites you will see
Shoulders and kness should be covered when entering churches
Bring a bottle of water with you that you can refill from the beautiful and fresh fountains of Rome with great drinkable water