Diocletian Baths - Rome

The Diocletian Baths date from the early 4th century AD. They cover a large area of almost 32 acres and could accommodate 3,000 people. In addition to the public baths, the Romans also enjoyed its libraries, Concert halls and gardens. The baths were used until the early 6th century, in fact until 536 to be exact, the date when the aqueduct providing the water was destroyed during an invasion. Many ancient remains are still visible today. In particular, they were incorporated into the construction of Santa Maria degli Angeli which occupies the main hall and the tepidarium or warm rooms of the ancient baths. The National Roman Museum also occupies some ancient rooms and it is also possible to visit a domed octagonal room whose glass floor permits us to study the building's foundations where a number of statues that adorned the baths originally are now on display.

Address : Viale Enrico De Nicola, 79 185 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Repubblica: train A, Station: termini: trains A et B.

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