Friday, April 17, 2015

CCR Walks: A Day at the Baths - May 9, 2015

The month of May brings with it a number of ancient Roman festive days, rituals and ceremonies, now the subject of a special exhibition at the Chiostrino Ludovisi inside the Baths of Diocletian (Terme di Diocleziano, built in 306 AD), which quietly opened in September for the first time in 30 years to reveal the restored “Natatio” (cold bathing pool), and wonderful 3D reconstructions of its original appearance. We will be exploring the baths' different areas as well as the exhibition, and their afterlife as a major Christian Basilica, a Carthusian Monastery, a Papal Granary, a museum and a hospice for blind paupers, and a cinema, amongst others.

Entrance tickets: 7 euro full price. The entrance ticket allows you to visit Palazzo Altemps and Palazzo Massimo and Crypta Balbi within the following three days! 

When: Saturday, May 9, 2015 
Time: 10am. 
Exact meeting point: to be sent to confirmed participants by email 
Cost: €10 for CCR members, €15 non members (maximum 20 participants), plus museum entrance fee. Please bring exact change, as this will greatly facilitate the process for everyone.
RVSP required by Wednesday, May 6th:  ATTN Peter at You are financially responsible for your reservation.
NOTE: Please bring correct change, familiarize yourself with the meeting place ahead of time and make sure you are ready to depart promptly.