The Caracalla Baths was the second largest baths complex in Ancient Rome and was functional for approximately 300 years. The Romans were extraordinary capable of designing and building fully functional integrated complexes where careful planning had to be integrated.
The Caracalla Bath’s ruins are situated southeast of ancient Rome’s center. Amazingly, The Caracalla Baths housed bathing facilities with seated an approximate 1600 people. Huge structures such as the Caracalla Baths required such care and planning that would allow for its water supply and drainage system in particular, to flow to and from the numerous hot and cold basins within the structure. This process was further made possible by building a complicated distribution system which carried the water directly to the cold pools or to boilers over wood fires where it was heated for the warm and hot baths.
It is to no surprise then why these structures are now heavily visited by tourists. Baths such as the Caracalla not only represent how magnificent their structures were but they also reveal clues in understanding the true habits and rituals of the Roman people. Most shockingly of all is to know that apart from being a bath complex it also served as a leisure center where it housed such facilities as gymnasiums, libraries, gardens, art galleries, restaurants and even brothels.
It was also convenient for servicing as both the distribution and drainage pipes were housed in tunnels providing easy access for inspection and maintenance. For being able to provide hot baths on a continuous basis, The Caracalla Baths also consisted of a third network of tunnels which were used to store the enormous amounts of wood required to fuel the furnaces. In order to experience The Caracalla Baths to their fullest, make sure you visit and book one of the many Rome appartement available throughout the city. Rome appartement offer and provide you with the possibility of traveling throughout the city without having to worry if you can find the appropriate accommodation to fit and suit your needs. It is also important to know that as it was back then, entrance to the Caracalla Baths is completely free.
Be prepared to encounter a plethora of tourists as this has proved to be one of the many popular attraction sites of Rome due to its immense presence and structure. So book your Rome appartementen now and make your dream experience of Rome becomes a reality!