Starting at 4.45 pm, only for Sunday, you can go inside the Caracalla's thermal baths and enjoy the sunset among the most suggestive ruins of the city of Rome. The largest thermal baths of ancient Rome, second only to those of Diocletian, await you with free admission and a two-hour guided tour for a fee, which will end in a walk to the Circus Maximus to admire from the outside the Archaeological excavations of the turning curve once trodden by the quadrigas.
The Baths of Caracalla were the spas of the people, but not because they were less opulent than those of the "rich": they supported a mass of visits of 1500 people at a time and were, in truth, among the most sumptuous of the Empire. Part of the visit will include thecaldarium wing, the environment for bathing in hot water, and then the frigidarium and tepidarium, decorated with splendid and famous floor mosaics.
For the ancient Romans, the Baths were an opportunity for relaxation, entertainment and socializing. And a place to enjoy rare preciousness. It was in the Baths of Caracalla that some of the most important archaeological finds of which we are aware were found, such as the sculpture of the Hercules and the Farnese Bull, now in Naples, and the enormous red porphyry basin which now serves as an ornament in the Museums Vaticani, inside the Round Hall. The other two gray granite basins are instead placed today in the center of Piazza Farnese.
The entrance to the Baths of Caracalla is free for all the first Sundays of the month. The guided tour costs € 10.00 for adults and € 5.00 for children. Since the walk will end at the Circus Maximus, comfortable shoes are recommended.
The appointment for the recordings is in Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, at the external entrance of the Archaeological Site.
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At the end of the visit? We are waiting for you in the Enoteca, with plenty of food to refresh you.