- 3 hours
Baths of Caracalla, Circus Maximus, and Colosseum private tours with a licensed tour guide. An exclusive tailor-made excursion for an amazing archeological guided tour of ancient Rome.
Option Hotel picks up and drops off with the deluxe vehicle, available on request.
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Rome Private Tours | Baths of Caracalla – Circus Maximus – Colosseum Tour – Rome
Bath of Caracalla private tour including Colosseum and Circus Maximus – The Bath of Caracalla is a huge testimony of imperial Rome’s grandeur. In our tour, we shall visit this ancient public spa, at its time the largest in Rome, capable of hosting more than 1500 bathers. Built up in the early third century under the Severian dynasty, they were inaugurated in 212 A.D. by the emperor Caracalla. The brick-built baths are a masterpiece of Roman architecture, keeping a halo of charm. Now visitors can see imposing vaulted rooms, domed octagons, exedrae, entrances, and parts of the baths heating system, along with large and remarkable fragments of fine polychrome floor-mosaics. There were ovens in the thermal complex of the Baths of Caracalla to heat the water, cisterns, saunas, Turkish baths, swimming pools with cold, warm, or hot water, libraries, gardens, and changing rooms, massage rooms, gyms. In short, SPAs where it was possible to relax and take care of the body.
The tour in the Roman baths of Caracalla will be an exciting way to understand the daily life of the ancient Romans
Following the tour path, we’ll walk few minutes, and we shall be in front of the Circus Maximus, the site of the Roman chariots races. Now it is just a large valley but with noticeable remains showing the structure of the curved East end. The circus, famous through Hollywood’s “Ben Hur”, had an unbelievable capacity of more than 250,000 spectators who sat on long tiers of seats.
With a short stretch from the Circus Maximus, we arrive in the area of the Colosseum, originally Flavian Amphitheatre from the dynasty who built it, the most famous monument of ancient Rome and the emblem of its eternity.
Set in a valley among other great monuments such as the Arch of Constantine, the Temple of Venus and Rome, and the remains of the Ludus Magnus, the barracks of the gladiators, the Colosseum preserves the fascination and the air of mystery of Rome’s glory. During our visit, we shall bring to life the shows performed in the Amphitheater: gladiators’ combats, hunting of wild animals, executions, naval battles. Moreover, you will have a detailed description of the building, its construction, development, and use during centuries up to the present time.
MEETING POINT: will be communicated with the confirmation
- Official Blu Badge Tour Guide
- Colosseum Entrance Fees
- Bath of Caracalla Entrance Fees
- Assistance on-site and from the office