Centuripe Roman Bath

Centuripe, Italy

Centuripe was founded by Greeks in the 5th century BC, but the Imperial Roman age has left the most impressive monumental remains. Grandiose monumental ruins, a rich complex of sculptures, numerous inscriptions: a whole series of elements seem to mark the accomplishments of a local family that, in the 2nd century, came to express a consul, a son of one of the components of the entourage of the emperor Hadrian. A large number of monumental remains were lost forever due to the neglect of the past and systematic theft and plundering for collectors and collections of every where. It gradually declined in the late Empire.

Roman Thermal Baths are ruins located in the Baths district. These certify the flourishing economy of Centuripe during Roman period. Now you can see only 5 arch extended for 50 meters. 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. Different scholars debated whether it had a spa or nymph facade, a scenic building with water features designed to impress those who arrived at the ancient Kentoripa.



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Via Piave, Centuripe, Italy
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Founded: 5th century BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy

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