Baths of Caracalla tour

01.08.2020 - 12.09.2020

Baths of Caracalla tour, a tour that will take you to one of the most famous Roman places. Every Saturday this tour has been prepared for you by Urban Tour – Visite guidate di Roma, so don’t hesitate and get to know the other beauties of Rome.

The Baths of Caracalla are the medieval thermal baths built near the walls of ancient Rome. They took their name from the Roman emperor Caracalla. They began to be used as early as the 6th century when a part of them was destroyed as a result of wars. The construction of these spas took 5 years. They cover an area of 25 hectares, so up to 1,600 visitors were able to enjoy these spas simultaneously. The main spa building was nearly 300 meters long and almost 40 meters high.

On the north side there was the Portico which served as the main door for the entrance to the center of the spas. On the opposite side, to the south, there was a sports stadium and a large cistern, which served to preserve the water from the aqueduct. This aqueduct called Aqua Marcia was built in 212 by the order of the aforementioned emperor Caracalla. Since the Romans were a highly educated nation, there was also a library in these spas. The library was divided into two parts, one part was dedicated to Greek literature and the other to Latin literature.

The internal decoration was mainly in marble. The columns were also decorated with this marble, but the granite was also used to decorate them. There were also various sculptures and mosaics in these spas. The mosaics depicted various natural and mythological motifs. There were also gym rooms where visitors could train. In addition, there was a changing room called apodyterium, the caldarium which contained hot water, and a tepidarium with tepid water.

Place: Terme di Caracalla, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, Rome, Italy
Date: every Saturday from August 1, 2020, until September 12, 2020
Start: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Tickets: 17.00-25.00 €
Contact: info@urbantour.it

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Venue

Terme di Caracalla, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, Rím, Taliansko

Price

17.00-25.00 EUR

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