A chance to experience the Terme di Caracalla (The Baths of Caracalla) - at their peak the second busiest public baths in Rome. Thanks to restoration work throughout the 19th and 20th centuries they now offer a fascinating glimpse into the bathing culture of the Romans.
The thermae (public baths) were completed in around 211 AD by the Emperor Caracalla and used by thousands of bathers a day until they fell into disuse during the 6th century Gothic wars. The baths covered 25 hectares and offered a variety of diversions including hot and cold baths, saunas, gyms and even reading areas and places to walk. Although many splendid artworks were looted to decorate palaces and galleries the Baths are still noted for their mosaics and insights into Roman culture.
2nd January - 15th February: 9 AM to 4:30 PM
16th February - 15th March: 9 AM to 5 PM
16th March - Last Saturday of March: 9 AM to 5:30 PM
Last Sunday of March - 31st August: 9 AM to 7:15 PM
1st September - 30th September: 9 AM to 7 PM
1st October - Last Saturday of October: 9 AM to 6:30 PM
First Sunday of October - 31st December: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
** On Mondays the Terme are open from 9 AM until 2 PM (last entry at 1 PM)
Please be sure to collect your ticket 20 to 30 minutes before your visit.
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