Caracalla

With its transfer service from Civitavecchia to Rome, Best NCC Roma takes you to the wonderful Baths of Caracalla

Civitavecchia to Rome CaracallaGetting to the Baths of Caracalla has never been so easy after your journey from Civitavecchia to Rome. The Baths of Caracalla, or Thermae Antoninianae as they were officially called, were built on the slopes of the Piccolo Aventino hill. Emperor Caracalla inaugurated construction in 212 A.D.; however, his two successors Elagabalus and Alexander Severus completed the construction of the outer fence and the two exedras.

Today the Baths of Caracalla are used as the extraordinary setting for outdoor performances, recalling the great popularity the complex enjoyed in ancient times. After your trip from Civitavecchia to Rome, ask your BEST NCC Roma chauffeur to take you to the Baths of Caracalla, for a guided tour during the day or to attend a theater performance when evening comes.

A guided tour of the Baths of Caracalla after your journey from Civitavecchia to Rome

With an area of over 11,000 m², the Baths of Caracalla are one of the largest thermal facilities in Rome, which you can visit after your transfer from Civitavecchia to Rome. In the meantime, enjoy the following short description and start dreaming about this place. Today it is still possible to admire the remains of the immense brick walls of the baths and the fabulous black and white mosaic floors. You can also enjoy a stroll around the grounds and paths, which are bordered by the iconic Roman umbrella pine trees.

The baths had a large central building surrounded by gardens, which were animated by spectacular water jets. The complex also contained gyms, libraries, and local shops.

Once inside, ancient Romans accessed to the apodyterium, namely the lockeroom, where they left their clothes. After pouring oils and ointments over their body, Romans used to perform gymnastic activities, either in the gym or in outdoor gardens. After the exercises, the ritual of real bath began, and it followed a precise sequence. Best NCC chauffeur service takes you from Civitavecchia to Rome to discover the Baths of Caracalla, the temple of relaxation during Roman Empire.
At first, the bather passed through gradually heated rooms to increase perspiration reached during training. Then next room the caldarium, which had a large circular hot water bath. The body absorbed moisture from the water and the steam, providing a deep and relaxing bath. The ritual continued by moving to the tepidarium, where tanks with warm water allowed the bather to slowly become accustomed to the lower temperature, until the bather finally reached the frigidarium. Here the bather cooled down and invigorated the body by immersing himself in four basins of cold water. You can decide to enjoy your tour in the Baths of Caracalla and walk where the ancient Romans exercised and relaxed in the rooms mentioned above, thanks to the transfer service from Civitavecchia to Rome by Best NCC Roma.

Cultural events organized by Teatro dell’Opera of Roma at Caracalla Bath, under a warm and starry Roman sky

During summer time, the Teatro dell’Opera of Rome takes over the magnificent Baths of Caracalla and offers a festival with a rich cultural and artistic program. An original, exciting, and enjoyable mix of events from classical to pop that includes dance, opera, and rock concerts. Every year the Teatro dell’Opera of Rome ranks among the top sites in Rome both for the amount of media attention and the number of spectators, which exceeded seventy thousand in 2016! In this scenario, your summer nights in the Eternal City will be enjoyable and unforgettable thanks to Best NCC Roma’s transfer  service from Civitavecchia to Rome.

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