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Crypta Balbi, Rome
(3.3/5 based on 160+ 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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  • If traces of ancient times is what draws you to Rome in the first place, this museum will fascinate you. Many posters in English and Italian, and a great deal of information as well as the crypt. Some...  more »
  • It is a small site so takes little time to go through this ancient excavated site and the ticket for it covers four museums so it is the best bargain if on a budget. It cost only 7 Euros for three day...  more »
  • Four venues in the Museum of Roman art, this was the least liked. There was a LOT of material to read and read and leeeeeeer and no point of comparison with the amazing objects in the other three locations. Take advantage of better three days that you have for the four seats going with more time to the other three.
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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.