Evening guided tours are held in the Baths of Caracalla, one of the largest and best preserved thermal complexes of antiquity, inaugurated in 216 AD, in a fascinating itinerary.
Visitors are guided along a path that, thanks to the new lighting system, makes the impressive ruins of the monumental complex even more evocative.
The itinerary, in groups of up to 30 people, starts on the surface and winds along the central body of the Baths, continuing then into the basements, which, this year, have been extended thanks to the opening of new sectors, where the ovens, the boilers, the tunnels used to transport wood and other materials for the operation of the plants can be visited as well; it’s also possible to visit Fabrizio Plessi’s exhibition, the archaeological findings of the Antiquarium and the Reintegrated Apple, the white marble sculpture by Michelangelo Pistoletto.
The visit, in its final part, is dedicated to the Mithraeum of the Baths, one of the most important in Rome and unique for the presence of the so-called fossa sanguinis. Here, the sacrificial bull was dragged to be stabbed; his blood dripped into the hole, in order to baptize, as the sources inform, the new initiate in the cult of Mithras.
Dal 23 agosto al 29 settembre 2019
ogni venerdì e domenica
visite in italiano ore 20.00 - 20.30 - 20.45 - 21.15 - 21.30
visite in inglese ore 20.15 - 21.00