Your tour begins at the National Roman Museum–Palazzo Massimo alle Terme ticket office, located only a few steps away from Republic Square. Here, you’ll greet your guide, collect your skip-the-line ticket, and bypass the lines that snake around the museum’s entrance.
Alongside commentary that details Rome’s artistic heritage, you’ll admire perfectly preserved mosaics, ancient coins, jewels, and notable sculptures depicting a ‘Boxer at Rest, a ‘Discus Thrower’, and a ‘Sleeping Hermaphrodite’. See, too, the extravagantly decorated rooms that belonged to Empress Livia, and gain a comprehensive overview of classic Roman art’s rich panorama. Then, if you’ve upgraded to include a tour of the Baths of Diocletian, you’ll proceed to what was once the most luxurious bathhouse in ancient Rome.
Immerse yourself in the sacred atmosphere of Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, incorporated into the bathhouse by Michealangelo in 1561, and learn about Roman social traditions. Following three hours of enrichment, bid your guide farewell at the Baths of Diocletian.