Roman Thermal Baths
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Terme 3 - foto del Museo Archeologico di Centuripe

In the Bath district, a short walk from the old town, are the remains of the Centuripe Roman Baths; a grand building with a brick front fifty meters wide, divided into five large semicircular niches. You can still see the painted decorations on the walls, a series of holes that open to clay pipes and the remains of a bridge.
Since as early as 700, different scholars have been attracted to the imposing Roman building, and debated whether it had a spa or nymph facade. It is a scenic building with water features designed to impress those who arrived at the ancient Kentoripa.  After many centuries, studies and excavations, the curtain finally fell: it was a thermal spa. In 1785 the Centuripe Roman Baths attracted the attention of the artist Jean-Pierre Francesce Houël, one of the most famous travelers on the Grand Tour, who immortalized the spa in his drawings.

Contrada Bagni, 94010 Centuripe (EN)

 

  Click to listen highlighted text! In the Bath district, a short walk from the old town, are the remains of the Centuripe Roman Baths; a grand building with a brick front fifty meters wide, divided into five large semicircular niches. You can still see the painted decorations on the walls, a series of holes that open to clay pipes and the remains of a bridge. Since as early as 700, different scholars have been attracted to the imposing Roman building, and debated whether it had a spa or nymph facade. It is a scenic building with water features designed to impress those who arrived at the ancient Kentoripa.  After many centuries, studies and excavations, the curtain finally fell: it was a thermal spa. In 1785 the Centuripe Roman Baths attracted the attention of the artist Jean-Pierre Francesce Houël, one of the most famous travelers on the Grand Tour, who immortalized the spa in his drawings. Contrada Bagni, 94010 Centuripe (EN)  

 

 


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