If you are looking for a relaxing couple of hours in the center of Rome but far from noise and confusion, go and spend a few hours at Acquamadre Hammam.
Located in the Getto area, it is an incredible surprise as from the outside is barely visible. But then you go through a door and you are in …..Istanbul? Marrakech?
The hammam area is large and clean and you will get a scrub glove and some special black soap. You will start cleaning and rubbing your body while sweating (not too elegant, I know). Then you will be instructed to enter the hamman steaming bath and here it is upon you to decide how long to cook your body. When you have had enough the second step is the cold (really cold) pool which will revitalize you mind from scratch. After that you can go and relax in the relax area on confortable deckchairs with a herbal tea or get a massage. The list of massages is very long so you can choose what better suits you. They have to be pre-booked. They come with a full body scrab which will change your skin.
I went there with my two friends Stefania and Sarah to spend the afternoon of the day before New Years Eve and we had a real good and chatting time. To say the truth when we came out of there we were terribly red in the face, looking so relaxed as to seem tired and with terrible hair. But being that a girlie night, what’s the problem?
AcquaMadre Hammam is just a few steps away from the turtles fountain of Piazza Mattei, in the heart of Rome.
Via di S.Ambrogio, 17
tel. 06 6864272