Ancient Roman people were coming this place to socialize, to get fit, to discuss politics with others and even to gossip.
Imagine that you are an ancient Roman in the ancient Rome times and making use of every bit of this large facility founded in the first years of 3rd century – or maybe it can be a battle against Goths to defend this complex, use your imagination!
- Imagine that in the past, 3.000 Roman people were using this large complex to socialize, swim and relax,
- Visit an institution founded after Goths’ invasion and centuries old to catch a glimpse of the ancient life,
- Explore stunning epigraphs from the centuries between 8th BC and 4th AD.
- Entry to the Baths of Diocletian,
- Audio Guide (if selected).
Cancellations and changes are not possible for this ticket.
Baths of Diocletian is the biggest public baths in Rome were built between ad 298-306 and could hold 3000 bathers – about twice the capacity of the Terme di Caracalla.
The ground plan was roughly the same – a walled outer perimeter enclosing gardens, exercise rooms and hot and cold pools. The tepidarium was converted by Michelangelo into the Church of S. Maria degli Angeli in 1566.
The remains of the calidarium now form the external facade of the church. Most of the remains of the terme are now occupied by the Museo Nazionale delle Terme (National Museum; one of the most important collections in the world of ancient sculpture, painting and mosaics, and sarcophagi). The setting is very appropriate as it was the custom in the ancient world to decorate public baths with works of art.