Museum of Roman Civilization

Museum of Roman Civilization
Museo della Civiltà Romana
Location within Rome
Established 1952 (1952)
Location Piazza Giovanni Agnelli 10, 00144 Rome, Italy
Type archaeology, Art museum
Italo Gismondi's model of ancient Rome.

The Museum of the Roman Civilization (Italian "Museo della Civiltà Romana") is a museum in Rome (Esposizione Universale Roma district), devoted to the aspects of the Ancient Roman civilization.

History and General Introduction

The museum from the outside

It was designed by the architects Pietro Ascheri, D. Bernardini and Cesare Pascoletti[1] (1939-1941). Its 59 sections illustrate the history of Roman civilization, from the origins to the 4th century, with models and reproductions, as well as original material. The premises are shared with a planetarium.

It houses, among other things:

Structure of the Museum

There are three main different itineraries through the Rooms of the Museum:

The Historical Sections

The Thematic Sections

The Model of Imperial Rome

In the James Bond film Spectre, the marble colonnade of the museum doubled as a cemetery after the Archconfraternity of the Departed [2] confraternity barred the filming of a funeral scene at the Campo Verano cemetery.[3][4]


  1. The Buildings of Europe: Rome, section 191, Christopher Woodward, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1995, ISBN 0-7190-4032-9
  2. Arciconfraternita di Carità verso i Trapassati
  3. "James Bond: New 'Spectre' Pic Starts Rome Segment Shoot". Variety. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  4. "James Bond ordered not to film in Roman cemetery". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
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