Terme, is the best part, even today, there is no glory to be seen, however, from a non-professional’s eyes, a Terme very much near to our current life, it’s easier for us to picture what a shower style it was!

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毕竟博物馆的名字就有“浴场“二字!尽管有些人会说,”没啥可看的“,不否认,但从基本的建筑结构还是能看出些当时的构造有多庞大和奢华

 

Terme Di Diocleziano/Diocletian (only website in Italian)

Address: Viale Enrico de Nicola 78 , Roma

Worth a visit: ♥♥♥♥

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 9.00-19.45 (Every Monday closed, 25 December and 1 January closed)

Last entry in a day: 1 hour before closing time

Price: €10 / €12 (valid for 3 days with single access to all Museo Nazionale Romano)

Free days: 21 March, 25 April, 9 May, 2 June, 29 June, 4 August, 1 September, 13 October

Payment: Cash / Credit Card

rome guide museum terme di diocleziano

Last week, I started to visit Museo Nazionale Romano, for a single reason, that it stands along my every-day passage to the language school, and whatever a foreigner or visitor for Rome would like to know something about this city, starts from the grand story of Romans. Unfortunately, I didn’t finish the Palazzo Massimo on the earlier afternoon, but I did enjoy the hot sticky afternoon hours in Terme di Diocleziano. This is one of the 4 museums, which you are able to buy a combined ticket to have all access to.

If you’ve, somehow, passed from Roma Termini (central train station) or Piazza della Repubblica which leads to Via Nazionale, you won’t miss the beautiful fountain and the magnificent Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. Well, don’t take the wrong way like me and many others, the entrance is located on the side facing to Roma Termini – a small entrance hidden in the shadow of the trees, behind the magazine store. The museum is partially open to the public, which means, you won’t visit all like what you see from the Internet introduction or images, as well as the little front garden is under maintenance now.

The museum is built right on the ancient location of grand Roman terme, of which in the old time, entrance should even reach Piazza dell Repubblica. The time is around end of 2 century BC and around end of 5 century BC, it’s abandoned, together with the collapsing of the famous aqueduct, the Rome city and the empire. In medieval time, Michelangelo remade it by forming up a separate Basilica by the order of Papa. And now, Basilica remains as it is, and the left is turned to the part of Museo Nazionale Romano. I know the general story, but I will suggest to google a bit before giving a visit. If you are interested, I suggest this link for a read.

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除非你是出门只打的的旅游豪族,罗马的中央火车站怎么滴都应该路过一下吧?我是每天雷打不动的从火车站横穿大步迈入国家大道(Via Nazionale)就在角子上的罗马国家博物馆就算再不起眼,也不会“不被看见”,外加还有对街正对喷泉的棕红色连片建筑群在遍地都是米白色调的罗马,也是从冬天到夏天都很“碍眼”的。上周上完课走了一圈罗马国家博物馆,龟速般的只看了1/4,倒是隔了一天的Terme di Diocleziano给我一个下午就看完了,推荐给预算2-3小时之内的博物馆爱好者。

上面刚提过喷泉就在共和国广场(Piazza dell Repubblica)上,正对棕红色建筑群,别跟着一头栽进去就以为是博物馆入口了,那个正门面人家当然是献给Papa了,那是Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri,出自米开朗基罗的改造之手。真正的入口小小的,隐蔽在树荫下,还是在侧边(所以是边门),正对着中央火车站你就能找到。博物馆部分开放也不是一天两天的事了,能看的有限,上周去的时候,入口处的小花园里能看上一看的雕塑也被盖起来维护了,所以千万不要期望值太高,以为网上搜来的看点都能看到。

博物馆就地取“地“,建于古罗马帝国的这个浴场之上,网上搜了搜,公元后200年末建起时的地盘可大着呢!整个共和国广场才是入口的”小花园“。大约300年后,就跟着当时的水渠、罗马城和帝国一起被Delete了。中世纪那时,主教还真会利用资源,找来大师米开朗基罗一顿凿,部分成了现在的大教堂,剩下的到了今天就成了罗马国家博物馆的一部分。建议参观之前网上稍微了解个大概,或者如果很感兴趣,可以读一读这一篇还挺细致的(只有英文)

rome guide museum terme di diocleziano

rome guide museum terme di diocleziano

The museum mainly offers 3 parts to be visited, as my opinion:

The cloisters and the exhibition halls (including the most famous Michelangelo cloister) which displays the status from around 50 AC to 200BC, showing quickly the preference towards beauty, art, and culture near pre-empire and the beginning of empire era.

Terme part with the huge ground with the soaring-to-sky chamber brick walls. Thankfully the museum offers a short video to show the virtual terme in its most glory time, I would be able to picture it with the left parts now. It is said, but not officially confirmed, that the construction costs thousands of Christian slaves’ lives, in return, it’s the biggest Roman terme in the world, with a capacity of 3000 and offers library, public pools and even other hot/cold bath services.

The last part is hidden on the second floor where I found most interesting is the telling of the normal people in pre-Roman time – no Roman empire, no repubblica, and even no Romulus and Remus.

 

Obviously, to me, the second part – Terme, is the best part, even today, there is no glory to be seen, however, from a non-professional’s eyes, a Terme very much near to our current life, it’s easier for us to picture what a shower style it was!

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或走或坐一下午,感觉博物馆可分成3大看点:

户外长廊和室内展厅,其中最著名就是以大师名的米开朗基罗长廊,展出的大多是帝国前和刚建立帝国后一两百年的雕塑残片,其中最有意思的就是“猜猜我是谁“了,雕塑大多以古希腊神话为底子,或融合古罗马审美调了下,或捻了个某大帝的神似般面孔。

古罗马浴场的建筑结构是第二看点。万一不够时间做功课,没关系,博物过小厅里滚动播放一小段电脑模拟还原图,对照着来看今日的红砖高墙,脑洞开一下,我是很想穿越一下,享受一下浴场的各种美妙了。

最后一趴在楼上,主要有一个小展厅讲的是石器时代到古罗马帝国之前,甚至是Romulus and Remus兄弟故事和罗马城出现之前的发现。那些出土的陪葬文物就像讲故事一样,把当时古代人生活点滴都涵盖了,很有意思,值得一看。

当然,我个人最喜欢第二看点,毕竟博物馆的名字就有“浴场“二字!尽管有些人会说,”没啥可看的“,不否认,但从基本的建筑结构还是能看出些当时的构造有多庞大和奢华,对应理解一下时间段,我们应该是在两晋南北朝之间吧?

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