Baths of Caracalla, Rome

The Baths of Caracalla are located to the south of Rome and can be reached by public transport from both Circo Massimo and Piramide stations.

A fascinating visit for History and Archaeology students these are the ruins of what was once one of the grandest and most elaborate bath complexes in the whole of Italy.

Construction of the baths was started in 206 by Septimus Severus and completed by his son Caracalla in 217. Still visible today are the remains of many of the original rooms, including the Apodyteria, Frigidarium, Tepidarium and the Caldarium or steam room. There was also an open air pool for swimming. The building had an under floor heating system called a hypocaust, which was heated using over fifty furnaces. Guided tours can be arranged, please contacts our archaeology student trips experts for details and we will gladly arrange a visit here as part of your next classics & archaeology trip to Rome, Italy.

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