THIS TOUR INCLUDES:
Your guide will show you that the baths not only housed the hot, warm and cold pools: they offered much more; let’s find it out together! All in a private tour, kids and family friendly!
You’ll learn about the guests would enter the locker room and pay a servant to watch over their personal belongings, at that time lockers hadn’t been invented yet! visitors could choose different ways to spend time, such as training, playing ball, running or wrestling.
You will be surprised by the grandeur of the building…
Just imagine, these baths could host more than 1,500 people at once and access was open for all: men, women, children, old, young, rich and poor!
The baths were beautifully decorated with precious statues, marble veneering, and gorgeous colorful mosaics! Romans were fond of mosaics and used to place them everywere!
Romans loved to decorate their houses with colorful mosaics, composed of tiny pebbles of different colors and materials such as glass, stone and marble. The mosaics, like colorful comics, decorated the houses and have told us about their hobbies, passions (like sports, animals and gladiators combats) and favorite foods!
After having admired the mosaics made 2000 years ago by expert mosaicists we will make one with our hands!
Let’s discover the secrets of the ancient mosaic artists and let’s use them to make our modern mosaic! The whole family will be involved in a unique experience!
We will move to a mosaic workshop and led by an artist we will make a mosaic from beginning to end: let’s choose a model, let’s turn it into a mosaic using little coloured pebbles, and once finished… let’s bring our work of art home with us!
We will learn to make the mortar and discover how to use small stones instead of colors… it will be fun to discover that we are artists and we did not know it!
Let’s forget computers and tablets for a couple of hours and let’s use our hands to create something special, grown ups and and kids will live a unique experience, spending quality time together and learning something really new!
Ticket for Caracalla Bath: adults 6€ ; under 18s: free
(in case of bad wheather it will be replaced with Palazzo Massimo: adults 10€ ; under 18s: 5€)
Tour suitable for the whole family
Duration: 4 hours
When: every day except Sunday
Starting: time 9 am, 2 pm
We run only private tours.
We don't run small groups.
We can accommodate time/day request according to our guides' and entry tickets availability.
Final and detailed price will be provided after receiving your request from the contact form.
Starting price for a private tour (2.5 hrs) during the high season (March/Oct) for 2/4 people is 300 euros + tickets (check under "tickets price").
Starting price can be reduced during low season or increased during holidays or last minute requests.
For group larger than four, price will be provided upon request.
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