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The Baths of Diocletian

Roma
Museums

 

The Baths of Diocletian are one of the four seats of the National Roman Museum, the others being Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps and Crypta Balbi. Today, the bath is taken up mainly by the Museum of Epigraphy which collects and conserves written texts on various themes from the eighth century B.C. to the fourth century A.D.. The magnificent structure of the bath, the largest in Ancient Rome, was built between the years 298 and 306 A.D. As well as holding the traditional pools of water at various temperatures (calidarium, frigidarium and tepidarium), the bath also included a central hall, an open-air swimming pool and many other rooms which were put to various uses. Today, part of the perimeter of the bath is occupied by the Church of Saint Mary of the Angels. Indeed, in 1561 Pope Pius IV decided to change the bath into a basilica with an annexed convent, and commissioned Michelangelo to bring this to fruition. In 1889 the baths became a seat of the National Museum of Ancient Rome and diverse archaeological collections were kept there. The large cloister holds about 400 sculptures displaying the whole range of artistic styles found in Ancient Rome. The galleries of the cloister are dedicated to a permanent exhibition on pre-historic populations and the development of their cultures in Latium in the late Bronze Age and iron age (twelfth to seventh centuries B.C.), with particular reference to Rome. The epigraphic section was created in the early nineteenth century and today is completely restored. This part displays the birth and diffusion of the Latin language through various written documents such as the 'memorial stone of the Forum', 'the limestone crown from Palestrina', 'the defixiones', and 'the tituli', as well as texts related to associations and a group of texts which narrate the development of Roman society throughout the period.

The multimedia room hosts a virtual reality installation, which makes it possible to explore the reconstructions of monuments and sites located along the ancient Via Flaminia, including the Villa of Livia at Prima Porta. The octagonal room, that became a Planetarium in 1928, has an intact marvelous cupola and today hosts sculptures of the baths. Among the most important of these is the famous Aphrodite of Sirene, a replica made in Hadrian’s age of a piece by Praxiteles . The halls of the Renaissance period, in which oil used to be stored, are now utilized, after recent restoration, for conferences and exhibitions.

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How to reach the site

Rome, Via Enrico de Nicola 76

Metro: lines A e B, stop Termini 

Services and Accessibility

educational tours for individuals
educational tours for groups
educational tours for schools
audio guides
bookshop
cloak room
accessible site

NEWS

From July 6th, every Thursday until September 28th, the Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Massimo and Palazzo Altemps will observe an extension time of 3 hours, until 11.00pm with ordinary ticket according to the valid tariffs

OPENING RESERVATION FOR COLOSSEUM AND THE CENTRAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREA OF ROME FROM JULY TO DECEMBER 2017

From Thursday June 22 it will be possible to book  for groups and individuals from July to December 2017 for: 
Colosseo , Foro and Palatino 
Case di Augusto and Livia 
Museo Nazionale Romano
Terme di Caracalla, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Villa dei Quintili
Siti ad apertura periodica

As agreed with the Superintendence, in order to prevent the stockpiling of groups entrance for the entire period of opening of the Colosseum reservations and to ensure more time available for the groups getting closer to the date of the visit, starting from January 2017, the reservations will be open with the following procedures:

60% of the available times put on sale:
Thursday, June 22, 2017 for July 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017  for August 2017
Monday, July 31 for the period September - December 2017 

monthly 35 % of the available times put on sale:  

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 for July 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017 for August 2017

weekly 5% of the available times put on sale  every Monday for the following week together with the annulled or cancelled shifts

We inform you that it is possible to book the last group entrance 20 minutes before the closing time of the ticket office.

Info and Reservation

Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Saturday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

 

+39 06 399 67 700

The Baths of Diocletian

Roma

Coopculture

Ticket Office

An integrated ticket valid for Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano. Valid for 3 days

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Call Center
  • +39 06 39967700

    Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
    Saturday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

Admission ticket

Full: € 7.00

Reduced: € 3.50

EU members between 18 and 25 years old

Others
    • citizens aged between 18 and 25 years old of the European Union under the law 28.09.1999 n. 275, and subsequent amendments through ministerial letters.
    • Austria,Belgio, Bulgaria, Cipro, Danimarca,Estonia,Finlandia, Francia, Germaniagrecia,Irlanda,Italia, Lettonia, Lituania, Lussemburgo, Malta, Olanda, Polonia, Portogallo, Regno Unito, Repubblica Ceca, Romania, Slovacchia, Slovenia, Spagna, Ungheria, Conferderazione Svizzera (Svizzera, Norvegia, Liechtenstein, Islanda).
    • European Union state teachers;

Free:

Others Free Condition
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    • tour guides from the European Union practising their professional activity;
    • tour interpreters from the European Union practising their professional activity;
    • employees of the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities;
    • members of ICOM (International Council of Museums);
    • members of ICCROM (International organization for conservation of cultural heritage);
    • reserved school groups from European Union schools, accompanied by one teacher every 10 students;
    • teachers and students of faculties of Architecture, Conservation of the Cultural Heritage, Education Sciences, and degree courses in the Arts, or in literary subjects with a specialisation in archaeology or art history, in Humanities faculties of Universities from the European Union; 
    • students enrolled in these specialisations of faculties of Architecture, Conservation of the Cultural Heritage, Education Sciences, and of degree courses in the Arts, or in literary subjects with a - specialisation in archaeology or art history, in Humanities faculties of Universities and doctorate students in the aforementioned disciplines;
    • Socrates and Erasmus students of the aforementioned disciplines;
    • teachers and students of Fine Arts Academies from the European Union;
    • teachers of Art History in Upper Secondary Schools;
    • students of the following schools: Istituto Centrale del Restauro, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Scuola per il Restauro del Mosaico;
    • journalists in the italian national register or any other journalist from a foreign country, only for work porpouses and according to a valid document proving the given professionalism;
    • disabled persons and a companion from the European Union;
    • members of volunteer work associations of the Cultural Heritage;

Cards

Archaeologia card valid 7 days for Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano, Colosseo, Foro Romano and Palatino, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella:
Adults € 23.00
Reduced fee € 13.00

Ticket and Admission Presale

Individuals
  • € 2.00

Groups
  • Suggested, € 30.00

Schools
  • Reservation required, from 1 february 31 may

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The Baths of Diocletian

Roma

Coopculture

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Didactic tours

Individuals
  • - timetable: On Sunday at 12PM
    - language: Italian
    - participants: up to 30
    - duration: about 1h and 15 min.
    - cost: free
    - reservation: required,  call center +39 06 399 67 700 

Groups
  • - timetable: open
    - language:  English, Italian, French, German, Spanish
    - participants: up to 30
    - duration: about 1h and 15 min.
    - cost: € 130.00
    - reservation: required, call center +39 06 399 67 450 

Schools
  • Call Center: +39 06 399 67 200

Audio guides

Language
  • italiano, inglese
Duration
  • 1 h 10 m
Cost
  • € 5

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The Baths of Diocletian

Roma

Coopculture

Hours

Open

09.00 - 19.30

Tuesday tu Sunday

Closed

 

On Monday

January 1st, December 25th

Ticket Office

It closes one hour before Museum closing time

 

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