Among the beautiful museums you can find in Rome, the National Roman Museum, is an open-air aerea made of several branches, such as the Palazzo Terme Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, the Crypta Balbi and the Baths of Diocletian.
Located just a few steps away from the chaotic and bustling Termini Train Station, this suggestive Museum, a structure of more than 3500 m2, was composed during the ancient Roman time by a series of environments, such as gymnasia, libraries, swimming pools, and rooms that were the very heart of every thermal complex.
You will be amazed by the quantity and the variety of the displayed artworks: more than 400 pieces such as statues, reliefs, altars and sarcophagi from the Roman environs.
Exhibition spaces are continuously updated. The latest changes concerned the Section of Proto-history of the Latin Peoples and the Epigraphic Section, that is about written communication during the Roman time.
The Baths of Diocletian are especially stunning with its main hall of the baths, and Michelangelo’s Cloister, in which are displayed altars and funerary sculpture.
Location: easy to find, since it is between Termini Station and Repubblic Square on Viale Enrico De Nicola, 79
Opening hours: open every day from 9.00 to 19.45. Last admission at 19.00. Closed on Mondays(except Easter Monday and during the "Culture Week"), 25 December, 1 January.
Ticket prices: Single ticket valid for 3 days at 4 sites (Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Baths of Diocletian); full price: € 7.00; reduced price: € 3.50 for European Union citizens ages 18 to 24 and for European Union teachers with tenure; free: European Union citizens under 18 and over 65. But if there’s a temporary exhibit in one of the four Museums the price is €10.
Bookings: +39.06.39967700 (Monday - Saturday 9.00 - 13.30 and 14.30 - 17.00).