I would love to take you to the National Museum in the Baths of Diocletian and show you the highlights of the immense Capitoline Museums. Or ask me about the National Museum Centrale Montemartini a.k.a. the ACEA… It’s a powerhouse, literally! Ancient statues occupy an old electric company, creating a bizarre contrast between ancient and modern.
What about the Museum Massimo alle Terme, not far from the Termini Train Station? What better place to explore Empress Livia’s tastes in interior decoration and admire the frescoes that once decorated her dining room! We will also peek at the boudoir art of Emperor Augustus’s only child, Julia. But Massimo alle Terme boasts a treasure that nearly makes me weep, several scepters that archeologists believe belonged to the Emperor Maxentius, the rival of Constantine. They were the protagonists at the history-changing Battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312 A.D., which took place on the outskirts of Rome. While you can see one of those scepters in the picture here, I’ll tell you more about them when we visit the Museum together!