Public bathing was a favored pastime for ancient Romans. And the Terme di Caracalla was the place in Rome to get naked, wet and sweaty. This 1,800 year-old complex was actually more than just a place to hang out by the pool. Up to 1,600 Romans would sauna and bathe here at the same time on a daily basis. In the 16th century, the blue-blooded Farnese family had most of the marble stripped from the baths to be used to coat their huge palace on Piazza Farnese near Campo de’ Fiori. Today the ruins are one of the best things to do in Rome and make up a tranquil place to stroll for the afternoon.
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