"Eleniane Bath (Terme Eleniane)" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Monday 11th July 2011
This zone was once occupied by baths that made part of Imperial residence.The baths were located to the north of the palaces and were separated from them by ample gardens. The rests of these construction were found during the works in a modern block of houses between via S.Croce in Gerusalemme and via Umberto Biancamano. These baths had a certain number of rooms and halls for different activities: baths, gymnastics halls, reading rooms and other.
Eleniane Bath (Terme Eleniane) is dating from the third century AD, and are now in the church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme and Porta Maggiore, in the so-called "residential complex Severian" ie that which was the home of sassorium 'emperor Septimius Severus. The basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme (Holy Cross in Jerusalem) is also called Heleniana or Sessoriana. It rises on the area previously occupied by the Sessorium, a residential complex owned by the Emperor, started in the first half of the third century AD, which included the real palace, a circus and an amphitheatre (currently called Anfiteatro Castrense) successively englobed within the Aurelian Walls. Later the palace became the residence of Helena, mother of Constantine. Around the first half of the IV century, Constantine made a basilica out of the atrium of the palace where to keep the relics of the Holy Cross, brought to Rome by Helena after a journey to Palestine.
Getting Porta Maggiore to Santa Croce:
From Porta Maggiore, turn right on Statilia street, walk by Statilia street until the cross with Santa Croce in Gerusalemme street, go straight Santa Croce street for about one hundreds meters, until you arrive at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme Square.
Eleniane Bath (Terme Eleniane)
Piazza di Porta Maggiore (Via di Porta Maggiore)
00182, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Quartiere Prenestino Labicano (Roma east)
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Church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme Website: http://www.santacroceroma.it/contacts.php