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Terme di Caracalla

Terme Caracalla
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With the empire, the rulers, with the intention of keeping the people of Rome happy and their minds off of more important matters of state, began construction of these colossal and magnificent public baths, which were open to people from all walks of life. The “thermae” were in fact not just the baths, but embraced the “palestrae” for various forms of exercise, libraries for study and also gardens for a pleasant stroll. The vast area of the “Terme di Caracalla” is one of the finest examples of its kind of this very Roman multi-purpose leisure complex. The Baths of Caracalla were designed and by Emperor Septimus Severus, who also oversaw the beginning of construction. They were completed by his son Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Augustus, who is better known as Caracalla in 216 A.D. Source: turismoroma.i