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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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  • Elsewhere, the Crypta Balbi would be an outstanding Museum - in Rome, it almost goes down. We found the Museum quite nice, especially the construction was very nice and as you could go around in the House. But really hewn from the stool it did not us unfortunately. The big advantage: it is not so insanely crowded.
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  • The visit to the Crypta is very attractive but the visitor should be accompanied by a guide.
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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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  • 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.