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Baths of Caracalla (Terme di Caracalla) Tours

Baths of Caracalla (Terme di Caracalla)
The Baths of Caracalla (Terme di Caracalla), known as the Thermae Antoninianae in Roman times, are one of the largest and best preserved ancient thermal complexes in the world. Visit the impressive remains of the ground floor to get an idea of the vast complex, which housed the most sumptuous baths of its time. 

The Basics
Built in AD 212 during the reign of Emperor Caracalla, the 25-hectare complex included three different baths, two gyms, a swimming pool, and a library. Open to Romans from all social classes, the Terme di Caracalla was more a center for leisure than strictly baths, though the Aqua Marcia aqueduct (the longest in Rome) was specifically built to provide water for the vast bathing areas. The baths were in use until AD 537, when invaders destroyed the aqueducts that supplied water and plundered the sculptures and precious materials decorating the baths; in the year AD 847, an earthquake destroyed part of what remained of the complex.

Like many ancient Roman ruins, the Baths of Caracalla are difficult to interpret to the untrained eye, so it’s worth booking a guide as part of an archaeological tour. Many small-group tours of Rome’s most important ancient sites include skip-the-line entrance to the Baths of Caracalla, along with the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Circus Maximus. You can tour these attractions on foot or join a bike or Segway tour. 
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Baths of Caracalla is an outdoor archaeological site, so wear a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable shoes when visiting.
  • Tours of the baths are especially fascinating for Roman history enthusiasts. 
  • The site is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
  • There are restrooms and a bookshop at the site.
 
How to Get There
The Baths of Caracalla archaeological site is located in south-eastern Rome, within walking distance from the Circo Massimo metro station that connects with the main Termini train station. 
 
When to Get There
The archaeological site is largely open-air, so visit when the weather is clear and not too hot. In summer, arrive first thing in the morning or in the late afternoon to avoid the midday sun. 
 
The Politics of the Baths
The Baths of Caracalla was constructed by the notoriously spiteful Emperor Caracalla as part of a political propaganda campaign. Because the extravagant complex was open to all Roman citizens and completely free of charge, it eventually helped improve the emperor’s popularity among the public. 
Address: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, Roma, Italy
Admission: Varies
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Baths of Caracalla ticket + virtual reality

Baths of Caracalla ticket + virtual reality

Discover the original appearance of the ruins thanks to the virtual reality. Let yourself be enveloped by the roman atmosphere recreated in 4D.The Baths of Caracalla in Rome has become the first archaeological site in Italy to be entirely viewable in 3D with virtual images viewed through an easily portable Cardboard Headset. Therefore, the building is ideally suited for an immersive 3D reconstruction, thanks to a georeferencing and orientation system that continuously reconstructs the image of whatever the viewer is looking at, in the headset, establishing a link between physical and virtual reality and enabling visitors to travel through time, between past and present, through the fourth dimension. The visit, divided into ten stages, 6 of which with virtual reality, revealing the various functions of the Baths of Caracalla and returning a complete image of the monument. The audio-video-guide ill allow you to dicover the Baths of Caracalla as they werein 216 A.C.
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Baths of Caracalla 3D experience

Baths of Caracalla 3D experience

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The Baths of Caracalla in Rome has become the first archaeological site in Italy to be entirely viewable in 3D with virtual images viewed through an easily portable Cardboard Headset. Therefore, the building is ideally suited for an immersive 3D reconstruction, thanks to a georeferencing and orientation system that continuously reconstructs the image of whatever the viewer is looking at, in the headset, establishing a link between physical and virtual reality and enabling visitors to travel through time, between past and present, through the fourth dimension. The visit, divided into ten stages, 6 of which with virtual reality, revealing the various functions of the Baths of Caracalla and returning a complete image of the monument. The audio-video-guide ill allow you to dicover the Baths of Caracalla as they werein 216 A.C. at the time of their inauguration, tank to fathful 3D virtual reconstructions.
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3 Hours Rome E-Bike Tour with the entrance to the Baths of Caracalla

3 Hours Rome E-Bike Tour with the entrance to the Baths of Caracalla

Explore Rome on your own with your compact electric pedal free E-bike. Enjoy 3 hours bike rental and combine your City bike tour with the entrance to the BATHS OF CARACALLA: discover the city using your personalized audio guide on selected itineraries. It is 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. 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". The water system was made possible by the construction of a special duct from the main aqueduct called the Aqua Antoniana. IMPORTANT: Rental is not allowed for children under 14 years Please note that the last rental is at 3 PM.
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Rome by Vespa: Classic Rome Tour with Pick up

Rome by Vespa: Classic Rome Tour with Pick up

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Zip through the bustling streets of Rome as the Romans do — on a Vespa! Hang on for the ride as your private driver and guide whisks you around on a vintage scooter for an exciting half-day tour of Eternal City highlights. Wind through traffic circles and mazelike streets, easily hopping off for a closer look at Imperial monuments and baroque piazzas. Learn about the history of Rome, from ancient emperors to the modern metropolis, and get an insider’s glimpse at some of the city’s best-kept secrets.
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E-Bike Tour to Rome Ancient Appian Way

E-Bike Tour to Rome Ancient Appian Way

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Escape the bustle of the capital on this family-friendly cycling journey along the ancient Appian Way, one of Rome’s very first paved roads. Hop on an electric-powered bicycle, giving your legs a break from pedaling as you follow in the footsteps of ancient Romans. You’ll pass ornate mansions, centuries-old statues and tombs, catacombs, and an aqueduct from antiquity.
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Christian Rome Afternoon Tour

Christian Rome Afternoon Tour

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Explore the highlights of early Christian Rome with this exciting 3-hour afternoon walking tour via foot and coach.  Led by a knowledgeable driver-guide, get an insider's view of the Eternal City and its Christian history. Stops include the Basilica of Sant Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of St. John Lateran. And then go underground by checking out the intriguing catacombs, an early Christian burial spot just outside of the city at the Appian Way.
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Private Photo Tour and Workshop in Rome (Dusk to Dawn)

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Private Photo Tour and Workshop in Rome (Dusk to Dawn)

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Skip the frustration of photographing crowded tourist spots in Rome on this private nighttime photography tour. Shoot iconic landmarks, squares, and backstreets during the night and the golden hour, when most visitors and locals are tucked up in bed. A guide will offer tips and advice on low-light camera settings, angles, and more, as well as sharing information on history, culture, and art.
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3-Hour Private Rome Sightseeing Tour in a Classic Fiat 500

3-Hour Private Rome Sightseeing Tour in a Classic Fiat 500

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Experience Rome from the backseat of a classic Italian motor on this private 3-hour sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a vintage FIAT 500 and enjoy a tailor-made tour with a personal chauffeur—perhaps explore the atmospheric Trastevere district, visit the Garden of the Lovers, or stop at a typical Roman café.
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Exclusive | Baths of Caracalla Private guided tour VIP Entry Tickets

Exclusive | Baths of Caracalla Private guided tour VIP Entry Tickets

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The Baths of Caracalla are widely considered among the most important ruins in Rome, but their secrets are hidden under thousands of years of history. With your private guide to lead the way, explore the baths and learn of life in Rome under rulers including Septimius Severus and Caracalla. Marvel at the baths’ ancient porticoes and vaulted rooms, and discover decorative mosaics among the historic ruins.
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Rome Vintage Fiat 500 Self-Drive Tour by Convoy

Rome Vintage Fiat 500 Self-Drive Tour by Convoy

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Explore Rome as if you were in a classic Italian film on this sightseeing tour by vintage Fiat 500. Following a knowledgeable guide, you’ll drive yourself through the Eternal City in your own Easter egg–colored Fiat, cruising down lanes that are often inaccessible to larger autos. See Roman landmarks like Circus Maximus, the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine, and discover the Garden of the Oranges and other off-the-beaten-path sights, as well. Limited to just 10 people, this tour provides a small-group experience.
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Circus Maximus Caracalla Bath and Aventine Hill Tour in Rome

Circus Maximus Caracalla Bath and Aventine Hill Tour in Rome

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Explore several of Ancient Rome’s most famous sites during this small group walking tour. Learn about historic bathing culture at the Baths of Caracalla, the second largest thermal bath of Rome, before visiting Circus Maximus, the stadium where chariot races were held. Climb one of the seven hills of Rome, Aventine Hill, for panoramic views over the city.
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Ancient Appian Way PRIVATE e-bike Tour

Ancient Appian Way PRIVATE e-bike Tour

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Escape the bustle of the capital and explore leafy, lesser-known attractions surrounding Rome on this half-day tour of the Ancient Appian Way on an electric-powered bicycle. Get a first-hand peek at the Eternal City’s ancient aqueducts, and enjoy a mix of history, nature, and art. Tours include a lunch stop at a traditional trattoria, at your own expense.
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Electric Bicycle Small Group Tour - Regina Viarum Appian Way

Electric Bicycle Small Group Tour - Regina Viarum Appian Way

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Follow the route of conquering Roman armies on an electric bike tour of the ancient Appian Way and other Eternal City highlights. Learn the history of this important military road and other landmarks of the mighty empire like the Colosseum, Circus Maximus and Cecilia Metella Mausoleum, listening to your guide’s live commentary through an audio headset. Enjoy a battery-powered boost to cover long distances with ease, and break along the way to sample authentic Roman coffee and gelato.
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Appian Way in Rome 3-Hour Bike Tour

Appian Way in Rome 3-Hour Bike Tour

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Venture outside the city center to explore some of Rome’s lesser-known but most impressive imperial attractions on this small-group bike tour. Cycle along the legendary Appian Way, an ancient military road that winds through the countryside and connects Rome with the coastal city of Brindisi.
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Appian Way Vespa Rome Tour

Appian Way Vespa Rome Tour

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Explore Italy's capital city by Vespa along the great Apian Way, one of the most important roads of ancient Rome. Rev up your engine for this exciting tour, which leads you past early roman tombs and Christian catacombs, churches such as Domini Quo Vadis and the Circus of Maxentius, an exquisitely preserved Roman circus built between AD 306 and 312. Get out of the city center to experience the local countryside, learning about local sights and attractions from your expert guide as you go.
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Rome by Night Vespa Tour

Rome by Night Vespa Tour

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Explore Rome on a thrilling and comprehensive tour of the city by night. Your guide picks you up at your hotel and you climb on the back of a vintage Vespa for a memorable, private tour of the city’s top sights. Avoid the crowds surrounding landmarks during the day and see hidden marvels and you explore well-known sights like the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, and Aventine Hill as well as secret nooks and crannies only a local can show you.
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Best of Rome

Best of Rome

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Cover all the main sights in Rome in a single day on this private "best of" tour. With private transportation and a guide dedicated to your group only, it will be easy to make your way around the city in an efficient way. The itinerary is flexible, but will typically include the Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, and St. Peter's Basilica. This is a great option for those short on time in Rome.
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Rome by Ape Calessino Auto Rickshaw

Rome by Ape Calessino Auto Rickshaw

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Explore Rome by auto rickshaw, known locally by the name Ape Calessino, during this 4-hour private tour. Your experienced driver will pick you up at your hotel and whisk you around Rome in the backseat, which can accommodate up to 3 people. Round-trip hotel transportation and stop for coffee and gelato included.
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Rome Sightseeing by Antique Tram Including Wine

Rome Sightseeing by Antique Tram Including Wine

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It’s party time! Ride a vintage tram through Rome and watch a live band belt out songs by Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles and more. With free-flowing wine included, the tram tour follows a route around several of the city’s must-see sights and includes a stop to dance outside the ancient Colosseum. Dig out your favorite 1970s outfit to wear on board, or just come dressed to dance.
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Private e-Bike Tour - Appian Way, Catacombs and Aqueducts

Private e-Bike Tour - Appian Way, Catacombs and Aqueducts

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Swap the hustle and bustle of the big city for a day in the countryside in this fantastic 3-hour electric bike tour. Your route is Via Appia (Appia Antica), one of the most important access roads of the city of the Roman Empire. Follow your local guide through imposing aqueducts, landmarks such as Catacombs of San Callisto, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Quo Vadis and cross the Regional Park of Appia Antica. Furthermore, you decide whether to have access to one of the Catacombs on the Appia Antica by choosing the 5-hour tour options. ON REQUEST: FREE Baby Seat up to 20 kg ON REQUEST: FREE Kids Camellino up to 139cm
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Charming VIP Rome By Night Experience

Charming VIP Rome By Night Experience

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In only 2 hours we will give you an unforgettable experience in Rome taking you to the most beautiful places in a completely private tour! We have the most knowledgeable about Rome, although they are not guides, you will get the feeling they were, as they will be ready to answer all your doubts and take special care of you at all times! In addition, it´s also good to highlight we know for you this is a new special offer with us!
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