The Palazzo Valentini is the base of the prefectural and provincial administration of the city of Rome since the late 19th century. The Palazzo Valentini is not far from Piazza Venezia.
The rich artistic and historical heritage of the ancient city of Rome is more complemented with the discovery of the archeological remains of some ancient houses of the city. These houses were uncovered under the Palazzo Valentini, and they are now on exhibition for the whole world to see. A team of architects, archeologists and historians worked together to put the excavations together and to restore the ancient buildings for general display. The displays of Palazzo Valentini are exceptionally significant as they put together vital modern, medieval and ancient structure of Rome. The Palazzo Valentini offers a multimedia museum where antiquity meets innovation.
The museum consists of the gorgeous remains of the imperial Rome’s patrician Domus which belongs to some famous and powerful families. It contains paving blocks, polychrome floors, astonishing wall decorations, salons, artifacts, mosaics and some other remains which could be seen through a virtual reconstruction, projections, sound, and light effects.
The museum is a place to see a recreation of the ancient days with virtual reconstructions, videos and graphics. The video exhibitions show you how the Trajan’s Column’s area was during the construction, with a model that recreates the building exactly as it was in the ancient days with more emphasis on the gorgeous Ulpian basilica and the column. The virtual reconstruction of the column gives visitors an insight into the ancient stories of the military campaign of the Trajan, the Dacia conquest and today’s Rome with the famous events that led to the triumph of the emperor and the death of King Decebalus.
Tourists can see ancient decorations, furnishings, walls, peristyles, rooms, kitchens and baths all come back to life with the virtual tour of the great ancient Roman Domus.
A new sector was recently added to the museum and the archeological zone. Here, tourists can see the remains of the sacred monumental building in an underground section that is opposite the Trajan’s Column. The sacred monumental public building is a magnificent concrete platform with tuff and travertine large walls. It has giant remains of Egyptian granite blocks colossal columns, vaulted ceilings and large bricked rooms with brick stamps that indicated that it dated back to Emperor Hadrian’s early years.