TERME DI CARACALLA


The Baths of Caracalla, or the Antoninian Baths, were begun by Septimius Severus in 206 and inaugurated in 217 by Caracalla. Sixteen hundred persons could bathe here at the same time. There were rooms for cold, hot and warm baths, splendid ceilings, porticoes, pillared halls, gymnasiums, where the rarest marbles, the most colossal columns, and the finest statues were admired by the people; even the baths were of basalt, granite, alabaster.



Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 52
5758626
90, 90/,118, 714, 715, 613, 67, 160, Metro B-Circo Massimo
Feriale: 9.00 - 18.00; Lunedi e Festivo 9,00 - 13.00.
Lire 8.000; Admission free under 18 and over 60.