Roman Baths

In the footsteps of imperial Rome

Located at the end of the Falcomatà waterfront and discovered during the reconstruction works following the 1908 earthquake, the Roman Baths are one of the most famous city monuments of Reggio Calabria.

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An exclusive space that still reveals all its original charm

Given its size, its baths were probably part of a private building. The remains reveal more building phases, and, for a long time, they were covered by a Spanish wall tower, the Bastione di San Matteo, which guaranteed its partial conversation. Left of its original layout today is an elliptical bath for hot baths preceded by a series of heated rooms (tepidarium and calidarium), a square bath used for cold baths, and a small, semi-circular dressing room paved in black and white mosaic.

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During the excavation of the thermal baths, fragments of wall plaster painted with marine motifs were also recovered.

A masterpiece of geometry

The mosaic, dated 2nd-3rd century AC, is of geometric style, with white limestone and black lava stone tiles that are of Sicilian or Aeolian origin. A small section of the frame also has grey (restoration) tiles. The actual two-colour decoration is limited to the central part of the floor and is framed by a black rectangular frame, which is in turn surrounded by a large white border. The central decorative motif consists of a composition of rows of large elongated hexagons, joined together by the base, which gives rise to intersecting rows of small rhombuses traced in a black on white background.

 

To visit the site, please contact the association IN.SI.DE
Tel. 3661019145

Group visits are possible by booking at the contacts indicated.

Where
Terme Romane (Roman Baths)

Lungomare, 89100
Reggio Calabria

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