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Terme di Caracalla, Rome

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Emperor Caracalla constructed Terme di Caracalla, the second-largest Roman baths in the city, between 211 and 217 CE. The original complex covered 25 hectares (33 acres), and the building was 228 m (750 ft) long with a 38.5 m (125 ft) high ceiling. The central area of the remaining baths is the summer location of the Rome Opera Company and a concert venue for world-famous acts, such as the Three Tenors. Buy a ticket to tour the ruins, and wander among the huge walls and crumbling foundations. Use our Rome online trip itinerary builder to add Terme di Caracalla and other attractions to your Rome vacation plans.
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  • We booked an early morning slot to avoid school groups and crowds. The site is walkable from the Colosseum area and is absolutely stunning. Less crowded than some of the other archaeological sites. 
    We booked an early morning slot to avoid school groups and crowds. The site is walkable from the Colosseum area and is absolutely stunning. Less crowded than some of the other archaeological sites.  more »
  • We enjoyed visiting the bath ruins but I wouldn't recommend this on a short visit to Rome or a first visit if it means passing on other grand historic sites/museums. The scale of the ruins is really....  more
    We enjoyed visiting the bath ruins but I wouldn't recommend this on a short visit to Rome or a first visit if it means passing on other grand historic sites/museums. The scale of the ruins is really....  more »
  • Gym and spa on a monumental scale, makes you appreciate Roman engineering and town planning. Only the Colosseum is comparable as an engineering feat. Plan about 2 hours. You have to hand the audio... 
    Gym and spa on a monumental scale, makes you appreciate Roman engineering and town planning. Only the Colosseum is comparable as an engineering feat. Plan about 2 hours. You have to hand the audio...  more »
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  • There are no words to express how magnificent this place is. Visited 2 years ago and would like to come back. The place is so serene - it livens up with some imagination. Just to think that this whole place was enclosed back then...magnificent.
  • A great place to visit. It's one of the many things to do in Rome. Just take the metro to circus maximus and walk up for 5 minutes on main road away from CM. Only 8 euro to get in at the gate. Under 18 is free.
  • We had a great experience at the baths of Caracalla. The structure is much bigger than expected and awe-inspiring. Not a lot of people were visiting at the time so it's a breath of fresh air after the crowded, more popular sights of Rome.
  • I loved the Baths of Caracalla so much!! Walking though the ruins, I was really able to picture the grandeur of the Baths in at their height, and the fragments of mosaics were pretty cool. Not busy at all.
  • Such a cool spot. It was bigger and cooler than expected, not crowded at all, pretty quick to go through. I’m glad we made the stop here.

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