During your Roman holiday, don’t miss an opportunity to visit baths from times of the Roman Empire, where Caracalla’s baths are one of the most impressive. Moreover, the thermae of Emperor Caracalla are the city’s second largest and most famous in history ancient roman baths.
The thermae were fully functional in the 5th century when they were mentioned to as one of the seven wonders of Rome. The daily capacity of simultaneous visitors is thought to have been from 6 thousand to 8 thousand bathers
During our private Roman Baths tour you will get to know many interesting facts. For instance, did you know that the only area which has yet to emerge from the excavations and remains almost a mystery are the bathrooms/toilets? Also, we will discover the story of the Emperor Caracalla, whose reign was notable for the Antonine Constitution or the Edict of Caracalla, which granted Roman citizenship to people from all over the Roman Empire. Moreover, he had the reputation of a tyrant and cruel leader.
Construction of the thermae was probably initiated by father of Caracalla, Emperor Septimius Severus and inaugurated in AD 216. Interestingly, workers would have to install more than 2000 t of material daily for 6 years to complete the baths between 211 and 216.
Tour to Baths of Caracalla is an ideal accompaniment to our private tour over the ancient Rome and Rome sightseeing tour at sunrise
Author: Elena local guide in Rome
I've lived in Rome since the age of 10. The first impression about the Eternal City was incomparable and grandiose, so the decision about the future profession immediately came up in my mind – I decided to study in gymnasium at the faculty of tourism and continued my education at the faculty of archeology in Roma Tre Italian public University. The idea of becoming a tour guide became my firm intention after an internship under the supervision of Alberto Angelo – the most famous paleontologist, archeologist and TV anchor of Italy. Thanks to his professionalism, I realized the significance of history and today, I am happy to share my knowledge with anyone looking forward to discovering the secrets of Rome and Vatican. About me: I am huge fan of horseriding, spaghetti amatriciana, and beach days.
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