The wax museum in Rome is the first in Italy and the third in Europe by reputation and number of characters.
It was founded in 1958 by Fernando Canini. After visiting the wax museums in London and Paris he wanted to donate a wax museum to the city of Rome.
The museum collects life-size wax statues of characters and historical scenes.
The exhibition occupies ten thematic rooms.
Among the famous people include (in addition to Einstein and Chaplin in the lobby) Napoleone Bonaparte, Cagliostro, Lucrezia e Cesare Borgia, Madame Pompadour; Giovanni XXIII, Re Salomone d'Israele, Garibaldi, Churchill, Vittorio Emanuele II, Leopard, Wilde, Verdi, Toscanini, Wagner, Leonardo da Vinci, Goya e Picassoo (and others).
There are also contemporary singers and sportsmen (Totti, Nesta, the Pooh).
One room is dedicated to the prehistoric animals.
Among the characters of the fairy tales you can see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty
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