Baths of Faustina



To the Romans, their baths were a way of life. Here they met, socialised and feasted, as well as cleansed themselves. The baths of Faustina at Miletus, built by Faustina wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, are a typical example. A central courtyard surrounded by the room of Muses, changing rooms and hot, tepid and cold areas, with seating, massage and pools.


After preparation in the heated chamber, the body was totally shaved, and massaged with oils. The frigidarium, the cold section, contains three chambers the central of which contains a pool. Water runs into the marble pool through a pipe under the statue of a river god.