National Museum of Palazzo Venezia, Rome

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Gain perspective on Venice's history from the 15th century to the present day with a visit to National Museum of Palazzo Venezia, a fascinating structure facing Piazza Venezia. The building originally served as a home for cardinals of the church of San Marco and was later used by the Italian government for many years. In fact, this structure functioned as the office of Mussolini; its balcony is recognized as the spot where he gave many famous speeches. As you approach, enjoy views of the beautiful facade from the piazza, then tour the national museum housed inside. Plan to see National Museum of Palazzo Venezia and other attractions that appeal to you using our Rome trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • ...if you are in Rome for a short time only, I wouldn't make this museum a priority. Despite the interesting history -- from embassy to HQ of the Council of Facism -- there are a lot of empty rooms...  more »
  • Wanting to pass an hour I dropped into the Palazzo Venezia, loads to see, the floors are amazing! The rooms used through the decades by Popes and even Mussolini. Many a treasure. A couple of nice...  more »
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  • So much history in this building, but very little effort to communicate it properly. The Bulgari expose was far more interesting than anything else
  • Happened to go by this in the bus and got out to look. Magnificent building.

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