Hidden Gems of Rome: Altemps Palace and Crypta Balbi

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Our private tours are perfectly designed for those who want an exclusive experience at own pace.
This tour unveils some of the many treasures hidden at the very heart of the city.
A walk through time from the Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Entrance tickets
Private transportation
Food or drinks

Departure Point

Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Altemps, Piazza di Sant'Apollinare, 46, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

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10/9/2019 - 5/16/2021
Tuesday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Return Details

Museo Nazionale Romano, Crypta Balbi, Via delle Botteghe Oscure, 31, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Stop At:  
Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps
You will admire absolute Beauty with the Altemps statuary collection, one of the finest galleries of Classical sculpture ever gathered now diplayed in a precious aristocratic residence whose architecture evolved from ancient roman to medieval and Renaissance times.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Just a few steps away and you will be amazed by the impositive perfection of the Pantheon, the biggest dome ever built in the Antiquity.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Largo di Torre Argentina
Crossing the Argentina square you will reach a Republican sanctuary consisting of five temples dating to 200 BC and discovered only in the 1930s
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Teatro di Marcello
Then you will follow to the Theatre of Marcellus. This is the only theatre of the ancient city still partially surviving: conceived by Julius Caesar and inaugurated by Augustus, it hosted 12,000 spectators.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Crypta Balbi
The most important part of the tour is anyway at the end: the visit of the Crypta Balbi museum! A roman theatre built by Balbus in 13 BC, its structures were abandoned and plundered in the Dark Ages but the area was then resettled: were actors once performed, ironmongers and carpenters lived and worked by 1100 and later a convent covered the riuns preserving these many layers of history up to present days. Definitely one of the best and exclusive ways to understand Rome’s complexity!
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

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