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Baths of Caracalla

You are along the route: THE FASCINATION OF THE CLASSICS. GOETHE AND CANOVA

terme antoniniane
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
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Every day. Monday: 9:00-14:00. Tuesday-Sunday: from the last Sunday in October to February 15th 9:00-16:30; from February 16th to March 15th 9:00-17:00; from March 16th to the last Saturday of March 9:00-17:30; from the last Sunday of March to August 31st 9:00-19:30; from September 1st to September 30th 9:00-19:00; from October 1st to the last Saturday of October, 9:00-18:30. The ticket office closes one hour before. Closed on 1st January, 1st May, 25th December. Admission fee.

In the note to his correspondence in December 1787, Goethe recalls his visit to the baths that the Emperor Caracalla built in 216 AD, with the official name of Thermae Antoninianae. In the Roman world, these complexes were not merely places for bathing, sports and wellbeing, but also places for walking, studying and meeting. The Baths of Caracalla are among the largest and best preserved from ancient times and, because of the romantic appearance of the ruins, many artists form all ages have been enchanted by them, including the famous architect and carver Giovanni Battista Piranesi.
Goethe wrote in admiration that the ruins of the Baths of Anthony, or Caracalla, from which Piranesi managed to extract numerous effects, have given mush satisfaction event to eyes more used to pictorial effects.

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Baths of Caracalla, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Roma, Italy

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