Museo Nazionale Romano Virtual Tour: Discover Rome's Extraordinary Hidden Gem

Discover Rome's best kept secret on our virtual tour of the Roman National Museum, exploring the Baths of Diocletian, Palazzo Massimo and more!

Museo Nazionale Romano Virtual Tour: Discover Rome's Extraordinary Hidden Gem

duration 1,5 hours

Tour Overview

Discover one of the world's finest museum collections on our latest virtual tour! Comprising four spectacular museums, the Museo Nazionale Romano might just be Rome's best kept secret. Join expert guide Gracelyn to virtually explore the ancient baths of Diocletian, transformed by Michelangelo into a monastery in the 16th century, the Crypta Balbi, a brilliantly preserved corner of the medieval city, and the superbl elegant Renaissance palaces of Palazzo Altemps and Palazzo Massimo. Weaving the story of Rome through these wonderful museums, our tour will take us to some of the city's most impressive architectural spaces. And the collections concealed within are superb too: get to know an incredible ancient bronze boxer in Palazzo Massimo, a masterpiece of expressive power, and gaze upon the spectacular frescoes that once adorned Livia's palace in ancient Rome. Get to grips with Caligula's sunken pleasure barge, a hermaphrodite and a host of ancient celebrities in the Palazzo Massimo's rich collection of portrait busts. Drink in the atmosphere of the Roman Renaissance in Palazzo Altemps, where we'll encounter the superb antiquities collected by the family 500 years ago, including the Galatian Suicide. And that's not all: the palace's painted portico is one of the most charming hidden corners in the Eternal City. Perhaps nowhere in the world speaks  to the awe- inspiring scale of ancient Rome than the Baths of Diocletian meanwhile, which also boasts a fascinating collection of ancient artefacts. Join Gracelyn on this fascinating virtual tour today, and see why the Museo Nazionale Romano is one of the city’s must-see hidden gems!

If the day of the week or start time of this group tour doesn't work for you, please email us at to arrange a suitable alternative date.

Tour includes:

  • Live broadcast from Rome
  • Immersive webinar with expert guide Gracelyn
  • Have your questions answered in live Q and A


  • The Baths of Diocletian including Michelangelo's Cloister
  • Palazzo Massimo including the Boxer
  • Palazzo Altemps including Galatean Suicide
  • The Crypta Balbi

Tour Description

Meet your Guide: Gracelyn

Hi I’m Gracelyn! A native New Yorker with qualifications in Speech Communications Studies, classical theater, voice and drama, I’ve been living and working in Rome since 2006. After 13(!) trips to Rome over the years during which I couldn’t get enough of the city’s history, beauty, art and architecture, I decided to follow my heart, quitting my job in New York and pitching up in the Eternal City with 3 suitcases. I began my life in Rome by volunteering with the Pantheon choir and at Rome’s famous cat sanctuary (the site of Julius Caesar’s assassination!), where I gave tours showcasing the sanctuary’s mission. A licensed tour guide of Rome, I was introduced to Through Eternity in 2007 and have been happily collaborating and guiding with them ever since.

What Exactly is a Through Eternity Virtual Tour?  

The world of travel might be on hold right now, but just because we're all staying at home to help the world overcome a common enemy doesn't mean we have to put our wanderlust on the back burner. Frustrated with not being able to get our travel fix, we decided to transform our award-winning tours into immersive virtual experiences, meaning you can still explore Italy’s spectacular archaeological sites and jaw-dropping museums from the comfort of your own home. 

* Please note that the booking times are in US Eastern Standard Time and Rome, Italy CET is 6 hours ahead *

Fun and informative, our virtual tours take the form of online real-time presentations led by our expert guides. Combining videos, high-definition photos and more, our guides will be sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience with you on these interactive walkthroughs of Italy’s most fascinating sites. The live format of our virtual tours means you’ll be able to ask your guide anything you wish, just like on a normal tour. We really believe it's the next best thing to being here!

Please note that the proceeds from our online tours go directly to our guides, providing them with a valuable lifeline in these tough times for the world of travel. Thank you for your support! 

Tour Reviews

4.9 (10 reviews)

We did this virtual tour with Gracelyn. What a fount of knowledge! It was great because we wanted to learn more about the site so when we could go back, we'd be primed.

Maria - Feb 26, 2023

Gracelyn gives a fascinating tour of four museums in Rome that each present different time periods of Rome. She starts with the Baths of Diocletian at the National museum, and begins pulling back the layers (the lasagna she calls it!) of Rome's evolution. She covers three more museums, covering a different period each time. These are often overlooked, but each contain stunning collections, which she explains. I can't wait to visit in person!

Louise - Jul 08, 2021

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