| Temple of Venus
An ancient Roman ruin. It appears that the column on the left
was added in more modern times in an effort to preserve these ruins. This
was one of the most impressive bathing facilities that the world has ever
seen. It was called the Temple of Venus, but it was actually part
of the nearby thermal bath complex that was built by some of the most noteworthy
figures of Roman history. It is now separated from the other ruins, that
are part of the Archaeological Park of Baia, by the modern Via Lucullo.
To learn more about the Ancient Baths of Baiae check out the article in
An Anthology of Italian History & Culture. or Take
the Tour of the Ancient Bath Complex!