Opening party, Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30pm, for the archaeological excavations of the Roman Baths in Como.
From May 10th till October citizens and tourists will have free access to the site of Viale Lecco 9 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 6pm.
The site, dating back to the second half of the first century A.D., presents the walls of eight different rooms on an area of about 1500 square meters.
In this area, the excavations of 2006 have added another ten rooms arranged around a central courtyard. The functions of the various environments can be assumed but not clearly defined since the structures that differentiate the heated spaces by the cold ones are missing. Also missing are the floors and decorations, however, a remarkable amount of painted plaster was recovered and represents an important evidence of the city.
When the area was abandoned (third century A.D.), it was used as the burial of the deceaseds and then maybe host a furnace dedicated to the fusion of glass or metal object.