Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella and Villa Massenzio: The many faces of the Appia Antica

A walk in the tranquility of the Via Appia Antica, to discover the history of this very important Roman road. You will visit some of the best preserved ancient buildings that overlook this street surrounded by greenery.
The exclusive guide will allow you to choose the pace you want and will answer all your questions.

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  • What's included :
    • Priority entrance tickets
    • Professional Guide
    • Earphones
    • Transportation to and from the hotel
    • Entry/Admission - Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella
    • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Caetani
    • Entry/Admission - Villa di Massenzio
    What's excluded :
    • Food and beverages
    • Gratuities
    • Guide in Chinese, Japanese or Arabic upon request with supplement
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    Stop At: Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Via Appia Antica, 161, 00178 Rome Italy

    The Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella stands as a mighty tower along the Via Appia Antica, at a point where the road reaches the height of m. 50 above sea level. Built on a hillock that allows the view even at a considerable distance, the monument owes its survival to the fact that it was used in medieval times as a defensive and sighting tower. The marble plaque on its top recalls that this is the tomb of the Roman noblewoman Cecilia Metella, built around the middle of the 1st century. B.C.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Palazzo Caetani, Via delle Botteghe Oscure 32, 00186 Rome Italy

    At the beginning of the 14th century the mausoleum was incorporated into a fortification, the castle of the noble Caetani family, whose perimeter walls are still visible.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Villa di Massenzio, Via Appia Antica 153, 00179 Rome Italy

    The visit continues in the nearby archaeological area of the Villa of the Emperor Maxentius (306-312 AD), a vast suburban residence, with a circus attached for competitions with floats in excellent condition. The circus is over 500 m long and was reserved for the imperial family and friends: it could hold 10,000 spectators. The remains of the villa are being restored, but it is possible to visit the imposing mausoleum that Massenzio had built for his son Valerio Romolo, who died drowned in the Tiber in 309 d. C.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Via Appia Antica, 161, 00178 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Villa di Massenzio, Via Appia Antica, 153, 00178 Roma RM, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-173842P6

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