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Crypta Balbi

Via della Botteghe Oscure 31, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 3996 7700
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This state-of-the-art museum chronicles the Dark Ages in Rome (A.D. 500-1000,) when the grand city of a million shrunk to a mere village of 50,000; visit the museum and find out why.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Via della Botteghe Oscure 31, 00186 Rome, Italy
Ghetto
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+39 06 3996 7700
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"palazzo massimo"
in 10 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 5 reviews
"middle ages"
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"museum takes"
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"medieval rome"
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"museum staff"
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"several floors"
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"ancient roman history"
in 3 reviews
"costs euros"
in 2 reviews
"entry ticket"
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"combined ticket"
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"guided tour"
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"diocletian"
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"artifacts"
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"excavated"
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"theatre"
in 6 reviews
"centuries"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had purchased the tickets to Balbi for 2€ each as part of the combo ticket to enter Termi do Dioclezio way over by the train station. I’d done my research and knew we could go to Balbbi after seeing the Pantheon, Teatro Pompeo (the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One reviewer suggested 90 minutes to see this museum. If you decide instead, as I did, to read all the extensive historical notes and explanations, you will need a minimum of 2 hours. I have never been to a museum with such full explanations, along...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We were delighted to find out that by purchasing one ticket we gained entrance into four of the National Museums of Rome. The museums are Crypta Balbi, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Baths of Diocletian and Palazzo Altemps. This museum is probably not known to most...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

I visited because it is an interesting part of Roman history but confess my lack of archeological knowledge was a handicap even with the help of the audio guide.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

We bought a combined ticket for Crypta Balbi, and three other museums for just 15 euros. The ticket is valid for 4 days, so you don't have to see them all in one day. Our visit to Crypta Balbi was very interesting. We loved the...More

Thank Neatham
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

An outstanding archaeological slice of a section of Rome beginning in the times of the late Republic through the Byzantine period into the Middle Ages. Get the audio guide to get the details. The layout is somewhat confusing, but keep wandering from the basement and...More

Thank Riwist
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Adequate explanation panels were provided but a lot more could be done to bring the archeological section to life and bring more sense to its previous uses. It is advertised as having tours but we were told they are only held once a week now...More

Thank MillyP81
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic museum. Wonderfully laid out. Really well described history and engineering. Different than anything else we saw. We were totally engrossed. Worth the trip. We got in for free after another museum with Roma pass.

Thank cranberry2
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We went here as one of the four museums included in the Roman museums pass. It was very empty and the collection is very small. You are within the few remains of the old theatre which you don’t get to walk through, and the exhibition...More

Thank sjhHove
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss this museum when you are in Rome. It is a quieter attraction but don’t let this make you think it’s not worth the visit. The museum is much larger than you initially believe it to be. On the entry level and above there...More

Thank Messyjessy9
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William F
27 October 2017|
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Response from Luca S | Reviewed this property |
yes, if I recall well, it has a lift access and is partially accessible by wheelchair
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