Torlonia Museum
Museum type :
ARCHAEOLOGICAL

Established in :
1960

Holidays :
Monday

Visiting Hours :
9 a.m. - 7.45 p.m

Contact No :
06 82 07 73 04

Location :
Rome , Italy

Display Objects :

The Torlonia Museum contains about 600 items of sculpture, including a few Greek originals. The most important sculptures are the 5th-century-bc Hestia Giustiniani, attributed to Kalamis, and a relief depicting Heracles liberating Theseus and Peirithoos, attributed to the school of Phidias and dating from the 4th century bc. There are many Roman copies of Greek works by sculptors such as Polyclitus, Praxiteles, and Lysippus.




Description :

The Torlonia Museum was a museum in Rome. It had a collection of 620 marble and alabaster statues and sarcophagi dating to the Roman Empire period. The collection also included a bust of Julius Caesar, sculptures of the gods from Roman mythology and Roman copies of Greek statues.The Casino Nobile is the principal building of Villa Torlonia. Mussolini made his home here from 1925-1943 and built two bunkers in the basement. There's also an underground room built to resemble an Etruscan tomb. The Casino Nobile holds the Museum of the Villa with period furniture and sculptures and paintings and drawings of the Roman School.