One of the most beautiful tours in Rome:
the Baths of Diocletian (Thermae Diocletian), third century AD, almost 13 hectares.
The thermal building, the largest in the ancient world, included calidarium, tepidarium and frigidarium (capable of hosting 3000 people at once).
These very spacious rooms were transformed by Michelangelo for the construction of the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Christian martyrs.
The other areas, natatio or frigidarium for swimmers (pool of over 3500 meters in open air) and several other rooms were, lounges,occupied by libraries, nymphs, locker rooms for musical auditions for physical exercises.
Too bad that they are accessible only in part, for complex restoration work in progress… but it’s worth it!
National Museum of Rome – Terme di Diocleziano
Viale Enrico De Nicola, 79, Rome
Tuesday – Sunday from 9:00 to 19:45
€ 7.00 for 3 days for 4 sites: Thermae Diocletian, Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps,Crypta Balbi.