Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

The palace of the former "Collegio Massimo" in Piazza dei Cinquecento was built in a Neo-Renaissance style by the architect Camillo Pistrucci in the late 19th c. on the area once occupied by the Villa Montalto-Peretti, whose ownership subsequently passed to the princes Massimo.

The building continued to serve as seat of the College of the Jesuits until 1960, then it was purchased by the Italian State with funds from Law 92/81 for the enhancement of the Archaeological Heritage of Rome, in order to house the sections of Ancient Art, Numismatics and the Goldsmith’s Craft of the National Roman Museum.

This museum seat has been open to the public since 1998.