Spread over several buildings, including Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, the Crypta Balbi, and the Diocletian Baths, the Roman National Museum preserves the world’s greatest collection of Greco-Roman art. Your combo ticket is valid for three days and gives you access to all connected museums.
Ticket valid for 3 days for Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi and Terme di Diocleziano.
Reservations must be made with a minimum of 1 day notice.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: The time on the order form indicates the start of validity of your ticket and the date you must pick up your actual ticket. You will receive your actual ticket in exchange for the voucher you will receive from us once your reservation is confirmed.
Opening hours: from 9 am to 7:45 pm (December 24 and 31 from 9 am to 5 pm). Closed Monday (except Easter Monday and during the Cultural Heritage Week), January 1, May 1, December 25. Ticket office closes one hour before Museum closing time
Audioguides available (except Crypta Balbi) in English and Italian; duration 1 hour an 10 minutes.
For cancellations once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation, and for no shows, we can refund cost of unused tickets minus service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).
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IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum or attraction will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.
Spread over several buildings, including Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, the Crypta Balbi, and the Diocletian Baths, the Roman National Museum preserves the world’s greatest collection of Greco-Roman art. Your combo ticket is valid for eight days and gives you access to all connected museums.
The Diocletian Baths
The Diocletian Baths were constructed by the end of the 3rd Century AD and have been the historical seat of the Museo Nazionale Romano since 1889.
Almost a century after Caracalla gave the Romans his gargantuan Baths, Emperor Diocletian strove to outshine his imperial predecessor by commissioning the largest and most gorgeous bathing establishment the world had ever seen. The construction begun in 298 AD and was completed in 305 AD. Construction involved over 500 slaves.
These baths had a focal role in the Romans\' social life – more than just a place for bathing, they were a place for gathering, a cultural center. With its many pools of different temperatures, heated marble toilets, separated areas for men and women, steam rooms, gardens, inns, gymnasiums, art galleries, libraries, and auditoriums, the complex of the Diocletian Baths could hold up to 3,000 people. Inside the complex there were open “exedras” (used perhaps for conference rooms and public readings), wide rectangular rooms (libraries) and circular rooms at the west and south corners, transformed later into the church of San Bernardo alle Terme and into a restaurant with an arena.
A part of the baths was transformed by Michelangelo into the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli in in 1561. The floor that leads to the altar is an original Roman sundial, the church structure itself is breathtaking for its vast size and elegant proportions. Italian state funerals are usually held here, and concerts of religious music are performed here during the Christmas and Easter seasons.
The Diocletian Baths are home to a collection of funereal artworks, such as sarcophagi, and decorations dating back to the Aurelian period. The Baths also have a section reserved for temporary exhibitions.
An important part of the Diocletian Baths, the Octagonal Hall lies at the southwest corner of the central building. It holds the Lyceum Apollo and the Aphrodite of Cyrene, discovered in Cyrene, Libya. Both of these sculptures date back to the 2nd century AD.
Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation, we can refund the cost of unused tickets, also for no-shows, minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).