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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

  • Evening opening
    Thursday 18th July and 1st August, from 8.00 pm to 10.30 pm
    Access with entrance ticket of 5,00 euro 
     
  • The site will be open for free every first Sunday of the month from October to March and on the following dates:
    March 21st
    25 April
    May 9th
    June 2nd
    June 29th
    4 August
    September 1st
    October 13th

 

  • CALENDAR OF RESERVATIONS OPENING

CALENDAR OF RESERVATIONS OPENING WITH GRADUAL RELEASE SCHEDULED ENTRANCE TIME COLOSSEUM TICKETS
DAILY OPENING
Every day new tickets for the next day at 3 p.m (italian time).

WEEKLY OPENING
Every Monday new tickets for the following week at 3p.m (italian time).

QUARTERLY OPENING JULY-AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2019
Tuesday, May 21st at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in quarterly availability for the months of July August and September 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Wednesday, May 22nd at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in quarterly availability for the months of July August and September 2019 will be released both online and through call centers.

Thursday, May 23rd at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in quarterly availability for the months of July, August and September will be available online only.

Friday, May 24th at 3 pm (italian time):
Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for July, August and September.

 

MONTHLY OPENING
Every first Tuesday of the month:
June 4th  at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in the monthly availability for July 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

July 2nd at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in the monthly availability for August 2019 will be available both online and through the call center.

August 6th at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for September 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Every first Thursday of the month:
June 6th at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for July will be released online only.

July 4th at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for August will be released online only.

August  1st at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for September will be released online only.

 

QUARTERLY OPENING OCTOBER-NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2019
Tuesday, July 23rd at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of October, November and December 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Wednesday, July 24th at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of October November and December 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Thursday, July 25th at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, with quarterly availability for the months of October, November and December will be released online only.

Friday, July 26th at 3 pm (italian time):
Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for October, November and December.

 

MONTHLY OPENING
Every first Tuesday of the month :
September 3rd at 3pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for October will be released both online and through the call center.

October 1st at 3pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for November will be released both online and through the call center.

November 5 at 3pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for December will be  released both online and through the call center.
 

QUARTERLY OPENING JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH 2020
Tuesday, November 19th at 3pm:
The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released both online and though the call center.

Wednesday, November 20th at 3 pm:
The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released both online and through the call center.

Thursday, November 21st at 3 pm:
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released online only.

Friday, November 22nd at 3 pm:
Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for January, February and March.
 

MONTHLY OPENING
Every first Tuesday of the month:
December 3rd at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for January will be released online and through the call center.

January 7th at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for February will be released both online and through the call center

February 4th at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for March will be released both online and through the call center.

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 0639967701

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

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

Evening opening
Thursday 18th July and 1st August, from 8.00 pm to 10.30 pm
Access with with entrance ticket

The site will be open for free every first Sunday of the month from October to March and on the following dates:
March 21st
25 April
May 9th
June 2nd
June 29th
4 August
September 1st
October 13th

Closed

 

On Monday

January 1st, December 25th

Ticket Office

It closes one hour before Museum closing time

 

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