Monday, May 7, 2018

National Roman Museum, 2018

Among our favorite places in Rome is the National Roman Museum, which is located just a few steps from Termini, Rome's central station. We visited in 2011 (http://roadeveron.blogspot.it/2011/05/museo-nazionale-romano.html) and again in 2013 (https://roadeveron.blogspot.it/2013/11/national-roman-museum-2013.html). And again in 2018, on Thursday, May 3rd. Alas, we did not run into Rickie Stevie or anybody else of note this time but still savored what is one of the great museums. The pix I posted in 2011 and 2013 give a representative view of the holdings, so I'll just add a few new items here.
Flat-tops were very fashionable in Republican
Rome

Also the severe look for the ladies

Among the sculpture halls

Hermaphrodite; always interesting to watch reactions as people
walk around him/her

Still our favorite, the four mural walls of Livia's Villa, its
summer (subterranean) dining room

Among the many impressive mosaics

Across the street, the Baths of Diocletian, now a Mary church, designed
by Michaelangelo

Incredibly fine gold work

Votive cups with itineraries; clever marketing
ploy

Near Cavour we found another new gelato joint; very trendy
vegan gelato, cacao concoctions

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