As Zerlina says, you can't swim in them but you can still visit them. My favorite is the Baths of Caracalla.
Thank you for your replies ladies.
I will tell him, but he loves to swim everyday when on holiday and our hotel does not have a pool.
We are staying at the Hiberia Hotel - do you know of any pools in the area so we can keep him happy.
The closest is probably the Roman Sport Center at Villa Borghese. I have no idea whether they admit people without a membership.
Google the name and look under Contacts. It gives an email address and phone numbers.
Thanks Zerlina I'll do that. I'm sure our hotel will know of somewhere nearby.
Not long now, all the worry about the Icelantic ash problems over with
Have a great time,
Thank you for your thoughts Sophie, but we are not out of the woods yet. Derek, my husband, has been quite poorly with a lung infection but called doctor out and after taking the tablets he is improving. So we are still keeping our fingers crossed, but we have four days to get him well.
But all being well we are all excited and looking forward to Friday.
Thanks again for all your help and patience.
Not swimming, but maybe a day trip to a spa might be just the thing.
Sorry eternal city but I'm afraid the member of the party who wants to swim is a very butch male and I can't see him settling for a spa.
Thank you for your message but I will ask the hotel when we arrive, I'm sure they will know of one.