Museum:Museo Nazionale Romano: Terme di Diocleziano e Aula Ottagona
Type: ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
address: v.le Enrico De Nicola, 78
Biglietto combinato Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano, valido 3 giorni:
Intero: € 13.50 spese d'agenzia incluse
Ridotto: € 7.00 spese d'agenzia incluse
Cittadini sotto i 18 anni della Comunità Europea ed extracomunitari
Personale docente italiano della scuola di ruolo o con contratto a termine dietro esibizione di idonea attestazione rilasciata dalle istituzioni scolastiche
Ogni prima domenica del mese ingresso gratuito ai siti per tutti i visitatori secondo gli orari ordinari di apertura.
Aperto 09,00 - 19,30 dal martedì alla domenica
Ultimo ingresso un'ora prima
Chiuso Lunedì, 1 gennaio, 25 dicembre
The Baths of Diocletian (Terme di Diocleziano) are the most imposing thermal complex ever built in Rome.
Erected between 298 and 306 CE, they spanned more than 13 hectares and could accommodate up to 3000 people at the same time, within a structure consisting of a series of environments such as gymnasia, libraries, a swimming pool of more than 3500 square metres and those rooms that were the heart of every thermal complex: the frigidarium (cold bath), the tepidarium (lukewarm bath) and the calidarium (hot bath).
It was precisely these latter spacious rooms the ones converted by Michelangelo into the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels and the Christian Martyrs: in the other environments arose the Carthusian Monastery, conceived by the artist himself.
Original seat of the Museo Nazionale Romano (National Roman Museum) since its institution in 1889, the Baths and the Charterhouse are currently undergoing a restoration process that has thus far permitted the reopening of a part of the monumental complex and of the two sections of such a composite museum, the Section of Proto-history of the Latin Peoples and the Epigraphic Section, this one pertaining to Written Communication in the Roman World.
Besides the exhibition, visitors can enjoy, therefore, the sumptuous and imposing Aula Decima, wherein are exhibited the big tomb of the Platorini and two chamber tombs, decorated with frescoes and stuccoes, originally from the Necropolis of the Via Portuensis.
It is then possible to have a stroll in the large Michelangelo's Cloister of the Charterhouse, which today is an unexpected haven of peace and silence despite being only a few steps from the bustling Termini Train Station; in it are on display more than 400 artworks such as statues, reliefs, altars, sarcophagi, all coming from the Roman environs.
Open every day from 9.00 to 19.45.
Last admission at 19.00.
Closed Mondays (except Easter Monday and during the "Culture Week"), 25 December, 1 January.
Single ticket valid for 3 days at 4 sites (Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Baths of Diocletian)
Full price: EURO 7.00
Reduced price: EURO 3.50 for European Union citizens ages 18 to 24 and for European Union teachers with tenure.
Free: European Union citizens under 18 and over 65.