Baths of Caracalla (Terme de Caracalla)
Every day, about 1,600 bathers, both rich and poor, enjoyed this paradise located a few meters from the Roman Forum.
There was a system and order to visiting the various rooms at the baths and during this tour you will follow the same order the bathers did:
The first large room is the fitness gymnasium and has some remnants of mosaics on the ground and the walls.
After some strenuous exercises, the bathers walked to a small room, called the laconium, which had high temperatures to trigger sweating to cleanse the pores and release toxins.
Next, the bathers enjoyed the caldarium, a giant round room with a heated swimming pool.
After the caldarium, they continued to the tepidarium (semi-heated pool).
Finally, they finished in the frigidarium, an open-air cold swimming pool, leaving them refreshed and fully cleansed.