Not far from the Circus Maximus and the Colosseum, at the foot of the Aventine Hill, the Baths of Caracalla are one of the largest and most fascinating monumental buildings of ancient Rome (Italy). The baths were a public bathing facility and also were one of the main forms of entertainment in Rome. People met here, chatted, relaxed. The baths weren’t only for bathing, sports and personal hygiene but were also places to meet, stroll and study. The gardens are still there to be enjoyed. How to get there 🚉: The Baths of Caracala are a 5 minute walk from the Circo Massimo Metro station. The Circo Massimo is also the nearest that most of the popular Rome hop on, hop off sightseeing buses stop.