The Palatine Museum, also known as the Antiquarium of the Palatine, is a small archaeological museum located in a building that was once the Convent of the Sisters of the Visitation. The convent itself was built over the remains of what was once the Imperial Palace of Domitian. The collection housed in the museum includes archaeological remains from excavations of the Palatine Hill, which is the location of many of the first Roman settlements. Indeed, materials from archaic huts, primitive Iron Age dwellings, can be seen here, though there are paintings from Imperial and Republican Rome as well.
Hut-related material, from the 8th-7th centuries BC, as well as material dating to Republican times, is located on the ground floor of the museum, while the second floor houses items dating to Imperial times. During your walk through the museum, you’ll be able to admire frescoes from the house of Augustus as well as wall decorations dating to the reign of Nero. When you leave the small museum, head to Castel Sant’Angelo, the Capitolini Museums and the Spanish Steps.
Address: Via di San Gregorio, 00186 Roma, Italy
Phone: +39 06 0608