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    Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella
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    Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella

Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella

Roma
Archaeological sites

 

As a result of the DPCM of 15 January 2021, the site will reopen to the public from Monday 1 March 2021, from Monday to Friday and closed on Saturday and Sunday.

This monument was built under the emperor Augustus in honour of Cecilia Metella, the  daughter of a Roman consul. It is a round mausoleum raised on a square base, similar to that of Augustus himself, only smaller. In 1303 it  was incorporated in the Castrum Caetani and became the main tower of that fortification. The castle, built over the solidified lava flows called Capo di Bove (from a volcano eruption that took place  300 000 years ago) still shows its medieval characteristics and is witness to the power of the family of Pope Boniface VIII. It is now possible to visit the underground levels. The tomb and the castle, together, offer an interesting example of the construction techniques and materials used from antiquity to the middle ages.

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How to reach the site

Rome, Via Appia Antica 161

Metro: line A stop Colli Albani
Bus: n.660

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As a result of the DPCM of 15 January 2021, the site will reopen to the public from Monday 1 March 2021, from Monday to Friday and closed on Saturday and Sunday.

 

This site is part of
LA MIA APPIA CARD circuit

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06 39967703

Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella

Roma

Coopculture

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Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella

Roma

Coopculture

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From 1st to 31st March 2021: from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 18.00 with last admission 30 minutes before closing.

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Saturday and Sunday

 

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