Thermae of Caracalla
The Thermae Antoninianae, is one of the largest and best preserved examples of an ancient public bath. It was constructed under the Emperor Caracalla and exhibits the rectangular shape 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. Around the centre of the structure the various parts of the spa are found in the following order: the “Calidarium”, the “Tepidarium”, the “Frigidarium” and the “Natatio”. There are also other zones and areas to be found around the two gymnasiums.