The New York Times listed it in its famous 36 Hours column as one of the city’s must-see sites. The Museo Nazionale Romano was born in 1889 at the Baths of Diocletian, and has since expanded into four locations: the Baths, Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps and the Balbi Crypt. The Baths are the largest Roman thermal bath complex. Today this ancient place of wellbeing displays archaeological artifacts and holds the Museum of Roman Written Communication, the Museum of Protohistory of the Latin People and the Digital Museum of the Villa Livia. This is also the place where Michelangelo created the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs. Palazzo Altemps, on the other hand, houses the largest Roman aristocratic collections. At Palazzo Massimo, a late 19th-century neo-renaissance building originally built to host the Jesuit Order, you will discover one of the most important collections of classical art in the world. Finally, the Balbi Crypt is a treasure trove of sculptures, frescoes, mosaics, numismatics and artifacts that tell the history, myths and daily life of the time that was.

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  • Minimum 2 people
  • 1 day
  • The price quoted above includes admission fees for tours operated in ticketed venues

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