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Crypta Balbi, Rome

(3.4/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Get a sense of what the historical center of Rome looked like in ancient times at Crypta Balbi, which stands on the remains of an ancient theater. Part of a large complex of buildings, it shows the evolution of Rome by presenting various objects used by regular citizens living here between the 5th and 9th centuries CE. This often-overlooked cultural attraction also allows visitors to glimpse the painstaking work archaeologists performed to reveal the theater ruins. Take the basement tour to see dark passageways stretching beneath the ancient city center. Arrange to visit Crypta Balbi and other attractions in Rome using our Rome trip builder.
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  • Museum with artifacts from different historical periods that together tell the city. Trained staff and many initiatives during the year to raise awareness and involve children in the past. There is also the possibility to visit outer space, where, in the heart of Rome and is surrounded by beautiful palaces, hidden a small amphitheatre with mosaics and curiosity. A museum that will appeal to the curious, with many treasures to discover.
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  • Packed full of artifices, pretty quiet and off the beaten track so if you want somewhere really peaceful to relax for a few hours then this is for you. Really interesting to see the difference in the ...  more »
  • It is one of the facilities in the ticket of the National Roman Museum. There is here published as a Museum of original Theatre, archaeological museum and said so to speak, may be easy to understand. From the underground structure is the Roman town of realistically to precious ruins you can see. Roman town built atop the times building next generation building, further building of the next generation of stack, and so on has been laid in the 重層 expression. Follow the age at the Museum each on is the facility to find out how overlap was building. The Museum sees a valuable base remains in such a meaning is. Also displays the archaeological underground layer each on the first floor.
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  • A very interesting and historical place where you can run thrue history it contains lots of information about the area around and the transformation over more than 2000 years. It's part of a package with the Marcellus bath.
  • I really enjoyed my visit. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The displays were very good with detailed descriptions in English. And the excavations were very interesting. Plus there were very few people in there so I was able to take my time.
  • Read up on the history here first. And be prepared for fascinating tour....in Italian only when we were there. Ticket is part of a package of visiting 3 museums...
  • Great museum for archeology lovers
  • I gave 3 stars because it was okay. If you are looking to burn up some time. Go for it. Some history on monks and 5 rooms of bones.