Terme di Nerone e scavi archeologici

The spa at Porta a Lucca, traditionally known as terme or "Bagni di Nerone", are situated in what must have been the north-western sector of the town in Roman times, now just inside the medieval walls between the S. Zeno Abbey and Cathedral. The ruins were identified in 1548 when they were first defined as a laconicum, a room for sweating; its attribution to Nero goes back to the 13th century, and is part of the longstanding tradition by which relations between Nero and Pisa were very close.