BATHS IN ANCIENT ROME
Almost all Roman cities and towns had public baths. They were social centers where Romans came together to participate in social life. As well, the baths were places for Romans to swim, bathe and stay fit. Rome itself had hundreds of baths, including the huge Baths of Caracalla which was a magnificent palace of marble that covered 27 acres.
Most Romans visited the baths on a daily basis in order to exercise and stay healthy. After exercising, the people would bath in different temperature pools. The bathers would scrub themselves with olive oil and then bathe in the pools.
Most Roman Baths contined the following: