Discover Rome's best kept secret on our virtual tour of the Roman National Museum, exploring the Baths of Diocletian, Palazzo Massimo and more!
Price 20 €
duration 1,5 hours
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!
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.
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!
If you cannot find a scheduled time for our virtual tours that work for you, please contact us directly and we would be delighted to set up a private virtual tour for you and your group!
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!
5.0 (4 reviews)
Excellent tour -- 4 of the most underrated museums in Rome. Don't miss it!
This was a truly outstanding tour of the four museums that make up the Museo Nazionale Romano -- museums most visitors to Rome have never heard of! Palazzo Massimo is the best kept secret in Rome, with an extensive collection ranging from ancient frescos and mosaics to actual Emperor's scepters. and the Palazzo Altemps is equally stunning, showcasing one of the most glorious sculpture collections you could hope to see. You can also travel through the various "layers" of Rome, while visiting the Crypta Balbi, and explore the ancient baths of Diocletian. Gracelyn did a great job of covering each of the four museums, touching on the highlights, but also exploring the stories of how these museums came to be, and the the history of the collections . Aside from the content which was excellent, Gracelyn was so engaging and fun to talk with. Since you'll want to visit these museums in person on your next trip to Rome, why not start your research right here and now? You have an expert to lead the way in Gracelyn.
Museo Nazionale Romano Virtual Tour
Gracelyn put together a fabulous virtual tour on the Museo Nazionale Romano. This little-known museum in Rome has four different collections in four separate locations, each with delightful treasures to offer. After giving us a lovely overview of how the museum came to be, Gracelyn spent about 15 minutes on each of the collections, highlighting several works and explaining the historical context and unique properties of each. I especially appreciated the way Gracelyn showcased both the major, impressive pieces of art and the less obvious hidden gems that could easily be overlooked had she not drawn our attention to them. She also shared an impressive range of pictures, both historical photos and contemporary photos she had taken herself. This tour definitely whet my appetite to visit the museum, and also helped me prioritize which of the four collections I would like to see first. Thank you, Gracelyn!