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The Baths of Diocletian wheelchair accessible tours, with their extension of over 13 hectares and hosting over 3500 people, are the most majestic thermal complex ever built in ancient Rome.
Great example of Roman engineering wisdom.
They were built in a few years and were inaugurated by the Emperor Diocletian in 305 or 306 AD.
They could hold up to 3000 people and were intended for all the people who lived in the nearby Viminale, Quirinale and Esquilino districts.
They were the public baths used by the population.
A spa complex that, due to its magnificence, could only attract onlookers from every corner.
Mentioned in the various editors of the Mirabilia Urbis, it was included among the itineraries intended for pilgrims visiting Rome.
Restored in the V century, it was still used for a few decades before being abandoned to dispossession.
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After almost a thousand years of neglect, in 1561 Pope Pius IV decided to build a Basilica with an adjoining Certosa inside the Baths of Diocletian.
It was dedicated to the Madonna degli Angeli and to the memory of the Christian martyrs.
Who, according to tradition, had died during the construction of the Baths.
In the following centuries, significant changes were made to the structure.
In particular from 1562 when Michelangelo built the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Christian Martyrs and started the creation of the Charter house which will occupy other rooms.
Today the seat of the National Roman Museum, it offers a suggestive tour that winds through the imposing classrooms of the Baths.
To continue in the Natatio, the large swimming pool with its monumental facade.
A journey that follows in the footsteps of the Carthusian friars on a walk in the Michelangelo Cloister among green scenery and chirps in a true oasis of peace in the center of the capital.
The Baths of Diocletian are not only great architecture of antiquity today, they are also a museum, exhibition rooms.
An integral part of the National Roman Museum, they house collections of sculptures, epigraphs and materials from various excavations.
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