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Rome Sights

Crypta Balbi

  • Via delle Botteghe Oscure 31 Map It
  • Jewish Ghetto

Updated 03/19/2014

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The fourth component of the magnificent collections of the Museo Nazionale Romano and visitable on the same ticket, this museum is unusual in its equitable apportioning of Rome's archaeological cake: a slice of Roman history—the crypt being part of the Balbus Theater complex (13 BC)—but also a slice of the largely vanished medieval Rome that once stood on top. The written explanations accompanying the well-lit exhibits are also excellent, making this museum much visited by teachers and schools.

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Via delle Botteghe Oscure 31, Rome, Latium, 00186, Italy

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  • €7 (including 3-day access to 3 sister museums)

Updated 03/19/2014


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