Baths Of Caracalla, Rome
Italy Travel Guide

From: Rome Travel Guide

See also: Circus Maximus Colosseum

Baths Of Caracalla, Rome, Italy
The Baths of Caracalla (Terme di Caracalla) were public Roman baths from around the 2nd century AD during the reign of the Emperor Caracalla, and are one of the largest bathing complexes ever built. The baths could accommodate around 1600 bathers and the site also contained gymnasiums, an outdoor swimming pool, library and gardens.

Some of the rooms included on the site were the cold room called the 'frigidarium', the warm room called the 'tepidarium', the steam room called the 'caldarium' and the changing room which was called the 'apodyteria'.

The water within the complex was heated by a hypocaust in which the burning of wood and coal were used to heat up the water. The baths would have been elaborately decorated with mosaics and statues and the baths themselves would have been a great meeting place.

Operas have recently been held on the site of the Baths of Caracalla which provide quite a stunning and unique backdrop.

Attraction Location Guide
The Baths of Caracalla are located around 400 meters from Circo Massimo.