Baths of Diocletian (cmrs)

Piazza della Repubblica
Piazza della Repubblica
Piazza della Repubblica
Fountain of the Aqua Pia
Piazza della Repubblica
Fountain of the Aqua Pia
Piazza della Repubblica, Nymph
Fountain of the Aqua Pia
Baths of Diocletian
Signage
Baths of Diocletian
      
Baths of Diocletian
Baths of Diocletian
Baths of Diocletian
Baths of Diocletian
Baths of Diocletian
Baths of Diocletian
      
Baths of Diocletian
Baths of Diocletian
Baths of Diocletian
Baths of Diocletian
Baths of Diocletian
Baths of Diocletian
Garden
      
Baths of Diocletian
Garden
Baths of Diocletian
Garden
Baths of Diocletian
Garden
Baths of Diocletian
Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
Santa Maria degli Angeli

 

Item: circa 289 - 306  Image/s: circa 2005  Accesses: 299

 

Previous 
Baths of Caracalla 
    Next
 Campidoglio 
  Start Slide Show

The Baths of Diocletian, built by the Emperors Maximian and Diocletian in 298, were dedicated in 306.  They were the largest and most sumptuous of the imperial baths and remained in use until the aqueducts that fed them were cut by the Goths in 537.  They were capable of accommodating 3,000 bathers.  The baths were built by forced Christian labor, Michelangelo was commissioned to to create a church honoring their sacrifice.  The task was finished by Vanvitelli in 1749 with the reconstruction of the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli which occupies the frigidarium.  The baths were similar in size and plan to those of Caracalla and oriented to the southwest so that solar energy heated the caldarium without affecting the frigidarium.  They are well preserved because various parts later were converted to ecclesiastical use.

Reference/s: Wikipedia

Identifier: 435, Last Accessed: 2017-09-23 09:20:00

 

Copyright: © A. O. Newberry & Co. 2007-2017
All rights reserved.

Last Modified: Fri Jul 29 2016 09:10:20.

 

 



--------
Galleries
Italy
Rome


--------
Change Log
Collections
Contact
Galleries
Help
Home
Introduction
Maps
References
Table of Contents
Technical Information