The archaeological site of Crypta Balbi is a unique kind of exhibition and cultural centre. In fact, it is a place where the excavation brought to light the stratification of an entire urban sector of the city of Rome, revealing pieces of buildings, objects and work tools – nowadays placed and exhibited in the adjoining museum – so that it is considered a research centre for many disciplines, where people used to test methods and original technologies creating so the new theme of the urban archaeology.
The Museo per tutti guide of Crypta Balbi is structured to describe sequentially the archaeological excavation and the museum with the artworks, simpliflying the theme of the stratification.
The first visit area is located at the ground and underground floor, with this second one along gangways on the excavation that permit to visit all the site, illuminated with natural and artificial light. Then, the visit in the museum starts at the 2nd floor, where you can see showcases with objects of the daily life – amphoras, kitchen tools and for the personal hygiene – exhibited under artificial light.
The variety of objects and materials characterizing the museum collection, that involves pieces from the ancient Roman time to Middle Age, guarantees the meeting with new and known things, facilitating the learning.