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Terme di Caracalla

Roma
Archaeological sites

 

The Thermae Antonianae, one of the largest and best preserved examples of an ancient spa complex, was constructed under the auspices of the Emperor Caracalla in the southern part of the city. The building was finished in 216 A.D. and exhibits the rectangular plan typical of Imperial spa centres.The spa itself was not simply a place for bathing, sport and health, it was also a place of study and for relaxing. Entrance to the heart of the building was by one of four porticos on the north-east face. Around the centre of the structure the various parts of the spa are found in sequential order: the "Calidarium", the "Tepidarium", the "Frigidarium" and the "Natatio". There are also other zones and areas to be found around the two gymnasiums. The spa of Caracalla is one of those rare ancient examples in which, albeit only in part, it is possible to reconstruct something of the internal decoration. Written manuscripts refer to enormousmarble columns, flooring made of coloured marble, mosaics of glass and marble on the walls, painted stuccos and hundreds of statues located in niches and placed centrally in the rooms themselves. The water system was made possible by the construction of a special duct from the main aqueduct called the Aqua Antoniana. Throughout its history the spa was reconstructed several times and before finally closing altogether in 537 A.D.

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How to reach the site

Rome,  Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 52

Metro: Line B fermata Circo Massimo
Bus: n.760, n.628

Services and Accessibility

educational tours for individuals
educational tours for groups
educational tours for schools
audio guides
bookshop
accessible site

 

  • Partial access for movement disabilities.


NEWS
The site will be open for free every first Sunday of the month from October to March and on the following dates:

  • 22 March
    08 April
    April 21st
    02 June
    June 29th
    August 15th
    04 November
    December 17th
     
  • CALENDAR OF RESERVATIONS OPENING

CALENDAR OF RESERVATIONS OPENING WITH GRADUAL RELEASE SCHEDULED ENTRANCE TIME COLOSSEUM TICKETS
DAILY OPENING

Every day new tickets for the next day at 3 p.m (italian time).

WEEKLY OPENING
Every Monday new tickets for the following week at 3p.m (italian time).

QUARTERLY OPENING JULY-AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2019
Tuesday, May 21st at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in quarterly availability for the months of July August and September 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Wednesday, May 22nd at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in quarterly availability for the months of July August and September 2019 will be released both online and through call centers.

Thursday, May 23rd at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in quarterly availability for the months of July, August and September will be available online only.

Friday, May 24th at 3 pm (italian time):
Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for July, August and September.

 

MONTHLY OPENING
Every first Tuesday of the month:
June 4th  at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in the monthly availability for July 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

July 2nd at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in the monthly availability for August 2019 will be available both online and through the call center.

August 6th at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for September 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Every first Thursday of the month:
June 6th at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for July will be released online only.

July 4th at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for August will be released online only.

August  1st at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for September will be released online only.

 

QUARTERLY OPENING OCTOBER-NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2019
Tuesday, July 23rd at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of October, November and December 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Wednesday, July 24th at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of October November and December 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Thursday, July 25th at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, with quarterly availability for the months of October, November and December will be released online only.

Friday, July 26th at 3 pm (italian time):
Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for October, November and December.

 

MONTHLY OPENING
Every first Tuesday of the month :
September 3rd at 3pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for October will be released both online and through the call center.

October 1st at 3pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for November will be released both online and through the call center.

November 5 at 3pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for December will be  released both online and through the call center.
 

QUARTERLY OPENING JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH 2020
Tuesday, November 19th at 3pm:

The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released both online and though the call center.

Wednesday, November 20th at 3 pm:
The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released both online and through the call center.

Thursday, November 21st at 3 pm:
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released online only.

Friday, November 22nd at 3 pm:
Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for January, February and March.
 

MONTHLY OPENING
Every first Tuesday of the month:
December 3rd at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for January will be released online and through the call center.

January 7th at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for February will be released both online and through the call center

February 4th at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for March will be released both online and through the call center.

Info and Reservation

+39 0639967702
Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Saturday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

Terme di Caracalla

Roma

Coopculture

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Didactic tours

Individuals
  • DIDACTIC TOUR FOR INDIVIDUALS
    timetable: every Sunday at 3 pm | on the occasion of Sundays with admission free at 12.00 and 15.00
    languages: Italian
    persons: up to 40 pax
    duration: 1 hour
    price: free
     

    VIRTUAL VIDEO GUIDE
    € 7.00 p.p. + admission ticket to the site

Groups
  • hours: open
    languages: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish
    persons: up to 40 pax  
    duration: 1 hour
    price: € 130.00 
    booking: required, call center  
Schools
  • Call Center +39 06 399 67 200

  • EduCulture Educational activities:

Audio guides

Language
  • italiano, inglese
Duration
  • 50 min.
Cost
  • € 5

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Terme di Caracalla

Roma

Coopculture

Hours

Open


On Mondays open from 9.00 to 14.00

Closed

 1 Gannaio, 25  December 

Ticket Office

It closes one hour before closing time

 

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