Crypta Balbi, Rome
Categories: Cemeteries, Ruins, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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I walked past this museum numerous times before finally stepping in and I'm glad I did. It's packed with artifacts tracing the development of Rome from its early Etruscan period all the way through th... read more »
Ho visitato la crypta Balbi perché era ricompresa con il biglietto al museo Altemps. È stata una piacevole sorpresa poter ammirare questo angolo di Roma sotterranea poco conosciuto. Si possono ammirar... read more »I visited the crypta Balbi because it was included with the ticket to technotown. It was a pleasant surprise to see this little known corner of Rome underground. You can see the foundations of the crypta and some Roman remains interesting and well prepared. Recommended visit!show original
Bien qu'amateurs d'archéologie, nous avons été très déçus par cette visite sans intérêt. La partie documentaire est décourageante. La crypte elle-même sans grand intérêt. La Domus Aurea, c'est quand m... read more »Although fans of archaeology, we were very disappointed by this visit without interest. The documentary part is daunting. The crypt itself without great interest. The Domus Aurea, is still something else. On the other hand, tickets coupled with the National Roman Museum of the wonderful Massimo, who is - it - Palace.show original
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...
Brief, cheap, ghoulish and truly remarkable. You'd be silly not to see this. Quite quite silly.
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.
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