The official guide to the National Museum of Rome at the Baths of Diocletian, its collections and the archaeological itinerary.
The official guide to the National Museum of Rome at the Baths of Diocletian, one of the best conserved archaeological areas in Rome, visited in itineraries covering the structures visible from the gardens, or in the underground spaces of the octagonal hall. The extraordinary holdings of the National Museum of Rome are located in a range of different museum facilities, including Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi. While the evocative spaces of the Rotunda (ex-Planetarium) contain sculptures from baths, the nearby hall of Sant’Isidoro hosts materials found in the Trastevere during excavation of a sepulchral chapel dedicated to Hercules. The historic headquarters of the National Museum of Rome adjacent to the Baths contains the epigraphic collections, while the upper level of the Michelangelo cloister, adorned by statues, features exhibits on the proto-history of the Latin peoples. The guide provides a historical introduction on the baths and the museum, a map of the area and beautiful full-color illustrations.