Wellness, culture and fun: Welcome to the Emperor's Thermal Baths

RELAX AND FUN IN ANCIENT ROME!

The Thermae Antonianae, one of the largest and best-preserved examples of an ancient spa complex, was constructed under the auspices of Emperor Caracalla in the southern part of the city. The building was finished in 216 A.D. The spa itself was not simply a place for bathing, sport and health, it was also a place of study and for relaxing.

The Baths of Caracalla are one of the largest and most fascinating monumental buildings of ancient Rome. The baths (“terme” in Italian) were a public bathing facility and also were one of the main forms of entertainment in Rome.

People met here, chatted, relaxed. The baths weren’t only for bathing, sports and personal hygiene but were also places to meet, stroll and study. The entrance was free and available at any hour of the day or night. The baths complex was surrounded by shops, offices, halls for conference and lectures and a Latin and Greek library. Yes, you read it right, libraries!

Romans believed that the baths had the power to heal the body and the mind! The Latin author Polemius Silvius called the Baths of Caracalla one of the Seven Wonders of Rome.

Are you curious? Book your Tour of the Baths of Caracalla and find out more…

 

Schedule

 

✔ Meet your tour guide at: the site entrance, Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 52 with your entrance ticket already purchased.

 ✔ Access to: the Archaeological site

 ✔ End of the tour at: outside the site

 ✔ Departure time: 9:30 AM

 ✔ Duration: 2 hours

 ✔ Language: it/en

 ✔ NOTES: Admission ticket is not included and can be purchased locally or online from the official website at the following link:

http://www.coopculture.it/ticket.cfm?office=Terme%20di%20Caracalla&id=6

The combined ticket gives you access to these attractions: The Baths of Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleum of Caecilia Metella (Via Appia Antica). It’s valid for 7 days (one entrance per site).

 

 

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The price includes

 

✔ Planning and guided tour

✔ Licensed tour guide 

✔ Earphones

✔ Insurance

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