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Baths of Diocletian (Terme di Diocleziano)
The Baths of Diocletian (Terme di Diocleziano) are the most imposing thermal complex ever built in Rome. Erected between 298 and 306 AC, they spanned more than 13 hectares and could accommodate up to 3000 people at the same time, within a structure con- sisting of a series of environments such as gymnasia, libraries, a swimming pool of more than 3500 square metres and those rooms that were the heart of every thermal complex: the frigidarium (cold bath), the tepi- darium (lukewarm bath) and the calidarium (hot bath). It was precisely these latter spacious rooms the ones converted by Michelangelo into the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels and the Christian Martyrs: in the other environments arose the Carthusian Monastery, conceived by the artist himself.
National Roman Museum – Baths of Diocletian MuseoNazionale Romano – Terme di Diocleziano Viale Enrico De Nicola79
00185 Rome
Phone: (+39) 06 480201
Fax: (+39) 06 6787689.
Website: museums/national-roman-museum-baths-diocletian
Main contact person: Giuseppe Proietti
Centre Pompidou
The National Centre for Art and Culture Georges Pompidou (CNAC-GP) is a public administrative insti- tution (EPA) under the guardianship of the ministers for culture.
The missions are:
— To contribute to the enrichment of the nation’s cul-
tural heritage;
— Inform and educate the public;
— Disseminate artistic creation;
— Contribute to social communication;
— Advise on request local authorities and all private
and public organizations, particularly in the archi- tectural  eld;

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