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Crypta Balbi

 Visit the Museum Crypta Balbi of the Roman National Museum with your Rom City Pass and save 10 €!

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The Crypta Balbi Museum of the Museo Nazionale Romano is the only one of its kind, occupying a city block that includes an archaeological excavation site, the ruins of an imperial building, and a museum that contains a great number of artefacts and helps you understand how the city changed since the imperial age until today. Together with Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps and the Baths of Diocletian, it is part of the Roman National Museum.


Opening hours Crypta Balbi

Tuesday to Sunday 9 am – 7:45 pm
Closed 1 January and 25 December 

Admission price Crypta Balbi

Regular price 10 €
Reduced price 5,60 €
Visit the Crypta Balbi for free with your Rome City Pass!

Address Crypta Balbi

Via delle Botteghe Oscure 31 00186 Rome, Italy 

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Directions to Crypta Balbi

Bus stop Via Torre Argentinia
Bus 40, 46, 62 64, 70, 81, 87, 116, 116T, 186, 492, 628
Tram 8 to Venezia
Metro Line B to Colosseo

Order the Rome City Pass with local transport and airport and get free travel by public transport to create a wonderful base for a relaxing stay in the Italian metropolis.

Special terms and conditions Crypta Balbi

Please note that the Crypta Balbi is closed on 1 January and 25 December.

Highlights Crypta Balbi

  • great number of artefacts
  • Representation of the city since the imperial age until today
  • Underground excavation site with ruins of the crypt 
  • Many benefits of the system through years of research 

Near Crypta Balbi

  • Piazza Venezia
  • Via dei Fori Imperiali
  • Colosseo 
  • Colonna Traiana 


Description Crypta Balbi

Originally the Museo Nazionale Romano was a huge courtyard annexed to the theatre built by Lucio Cornelio Balbo, an important man, close to the emperor Augustus, in the early first century A.D. Now the Krypta Balbi site shows us how Roman society and the urban landscape evolved from antiquity until modern times thanks to its well preserved archaeological layers.

Experience the Crypta Balbi as part of the Museo Nazionale Romano for FREE with the Rome City Pass and have your ticket into the Crypta Balbi already in your pocket before you even depart for Rome.