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  • Roma
    The Baths of Diocletian
  • Roma
    The Baths of Diocletian
  • Roma
    The Baths of Diocletian
  • Roma
    The Baths of Diocletian

The Baths of Diocletian

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THE TERME DI DIOCLEZIANO REOPENS ON 27 JUNE 2020

  • 27 and 28 June 2020 valid only for these days and allows access for each location.
  • from 30 June to 31 August 2020 valid for one week from purchase and allows access to each of the four locations.
  • Monday, June 29, the 4 seats of the National Roman Museum will be open from 10.30am to 7.45pm (last entrance 7.00pm)

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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
audio guides
bookshop
cloak room
accessible site

NEWS

  • THE TERME DI DIOCLEZIANO REOPENS ON 23 JUNE 2020
    27 and 28 June 2020 valid only for these days and allows access for each location.
    from 30 June to 31 August 2020 valid for one week from purchase and allows access to each of the four locations.
    Monday, June 29, the 4 seats of the National Roman Museum will be open from 10.30am to 7.45pm (last entrance 7.00pm)

Info and Reservation

online booking only www.coopculture.it

assistance and information from Monday to Saturday from 10.00am to 3.00pm +3906 39967701;
info@coopculture.it

 

+3906 39967701

The Baths of Diocletian

Roma

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Didactic tours

Individuals
  • (temporarily suspended)

    - 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
  • (temporarily suspended)

    - 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 

Audio guides

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

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The Baths of Diocletian

Roma

Coopculture

Hours

Open

Monday, June 29, the 4 seats of the National Roman Museum will be open from 10.30am to 7.45pm (last entrance 7.00pm)

Closed

 

On Monday

January 1st, December 25th

Ticket Office

It closes one hour before Museum closing time

 

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