Our walk in the Eternal City of Rome, suspended between history and legend, begins from the Terme di Caracalla, extraordinary testimony to the grandeur that was adequate to the emperors’ power. Inaugurated in 217 A.D. by Antonino Caracalla, from which they took their name, could accommodate up to 1,600 people in baths of hot and cold water and were equipped with every comfort, that rivals the sophisticated beauty farm of today.
If it’s a beautiful sunny day, you can take a break in the green of Villa Celimontana, the Renaissance structure inside the Celio Park.
The discovery of the archaeological city brings us, then, in the great palace built by Nero after the fire that devastated Rome in 64 d. C . : the Domus Aurea.
Once in the capital is of course “a must” a visit to the landlord, the Colosseum, a colossal structure that has always been considered indestructible. The Romans, in fact, believe that “Rome will exist as long as the Colosseum does; when the Colosseum falls so will Rome; when Rome falls so will the world”
It’s interesting to know that for some years the Colosseum is lit up every time a death sentence is suspended.