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  • Roma
    Tombe della Via Latina
  • Roma
    Tombe della Via Latina

Tombe della Via Latina

Roma
Archaeological sites

 

The archaeological park of the Tombs of Via Latina, one of the most important funerary complexes of the suburbium of Rome, still conserves the traditional aspect of the ancient Roman countryside practically intact. The site conserves part of the ancient Via Latina, a long stretch still with its original flag paving-stones, that connected Rome to Capua. On either side of the road, numerous funeral monuments, historical and material testimonies from the republican age up to the high Middle Ages. The area was discovered and excavated between 1857 and 1858 by Lorenzo Fortunati, a teacher with a passion for archaeology.

Near the entrance is the Corneli or Barberini Tomb, so-named for the noble family who last owned the area. The funerary monument can be dated to the II century A.D. and is formed by two levels above ground and a subterranean burial chamber. Externally it conserves architectural decorations that were originally painted. The interior was surmounted by frescoed vaults and stuccowork.

On the right side of the road, the so-called Valerii Tomb, with walls rebuilt in 1859-61 to protect the richly decorated underground burial chamber. The monument can be dated between 160 and 170 A.D. and was entirely lined with slabs of white marble. The interior conserves an elaborate decoration of medallions in white stucco. Various architectural structures have been excavated in the vicinity of the monument that were probably destined to providing food and shelter to travellers along the road, even as late as the IV century A.D. Opposite the Valerii Tomb stands the Pancrazi Tomb from the late I century A.D. and so named for the reference of two inscriptions that cite the funerary college of the "Pancratii". The first burial chamber is decorated with mosaics on the floor and frescoes in the vaults and in the lunettes of the arches. The second burial chamber conserves the fresco and stucco decoration of the vaults and, in the middle of the room, a large sarcophagus of Greek marble. The area to the rear of the sepulchre is the site of the remains of a large villa built in the late I century A.D. and inhabited until the early IV century when Demetriade, descendant of the Anicii family, ordered the construction of a basilica dedicated to Saint Stephen Protomartyr, a destination of pilgrimage until the XIII century, the remains of which are still visible in the area around the football field built in 1964.

From 25 October 2017 the Barberini Tomb is open to the public.
 

 

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How to reach the site

Rome, Via dell'Arco di Travertino 151

Metro: Line A Arco di Travertino station
Bus: ATAC Arco di Travertino stop

 

Services and Accessibility

educational tours for individuals
educational tours for groups

Not accessible for movement disabilities.

 

  • CALENDAR OF RESERVATIONS OPENING

CALENDAR OF RESERVATIONS OPENING WITH GRADUAL RELEASE SCHEDULED ENTRANCE TIME COLOSSEUM TICKETS
DAILY OPENING
Every day new tickets for the next day at 3 p.m (italian time).

WEEKLY OPENING
Every Monday new tickets for the following week at 3p.m (italian time).

QUARTERLY OPENING JULY-AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2019
Tuesday, May 21st at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in quarterly availability for the months of July August and September 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Wednesday, May 22nd at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in quarterly availability for the months of July August and September 2019 will be released both online and through call centers.

Thursday, May 23rd at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in quarterly availability for the months of July, August and September will be available online only.

Friday, May 24th at 3 pm (italian time):
Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for July, August and September.

 

MONTHLY OPENING
Every first Tuesday of the month:
June 4th  at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in the monthly availability for July 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

July 2nd at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in the monthly availability for August 2019 will be available both online and through the call center.

August 6th at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for September 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Every first Thursday of the month:
June 6th at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for July will be released online only.

July 4th at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for August will be released online only.

August  1st at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for September will be released online only.

 

QUARTERLY OPENING OCTOBER-NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2019
Tuesday, July 23rd at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of October, November and December 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Wednesday, July 24th at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of October November and December 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Thursday, July 25th at 3 pm (italian time):
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, with quarterly availability for the months of October, November and December will be released online only.

Friday, July 26th at 3 pm (italian time):
Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for October, November and December.

 

MONTHLY OPENING
Every first Tuesday of the month :
September 3rd at 3pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for October will be released both online and through the call center.

October 1st at 3pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for November will be released both online and through the call center.

November 5 at 3pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for December will be  released both online and through the call center.
 

QUARTERLY OPENING JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH 2020
Tuesday, November 19th at 3pm:
The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released both online and though the call center.

Wednesday, November 20th at 3 pm:
The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released both online and through the call center.

Thursday, November 21st at 3 pm:
The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released online only.

Friday, November 22nd at 3 pm:
Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for January, February and March.
 

MONTHLY OPENING
Every first Tuesday of the month:
December 3rd at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for January will be released online and through the call center.

January 7th at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for February will be released both online and through the call center

February 4th at 3 pm (italian time): 
The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for March will be released both online and through the call center.

Info and Reservation

Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Saturday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

+39 0639967703

Tombe della Via Latina

Roma

Coopculture

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Didactic tours

Individuals
  • GUIDED TOUR

    2nd and 4th Saturday of every month, timetable 11.00am
    languages: Italian
    persons: up to 24 (access limited to 6 people at a time)
    duration: 1 h
    price: € 5.50
    reservation required, € 2.00

     

     

Groups
  • GUIDED TOUR FOR GROUPS

    2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 9.30 -12.30
    2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 9.30am - 11.00am - 12.30pm
    languages: english, italian, french, german, spanish
    partecipants: max 24 (access limited to 6 people at a time)
    duration: 1 hour
    price: visit € 130.00
    reservation: required 


     

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Tombe della Via Latina

Roma

Coopculture

Hours

Open

09.00 - 16.00

09.00 - 16.30

09.00 - 17.00

09.00 - 18.30

09.00 - 18.00

09.00 - 16.00

 

 

Closed

Monday, 25 Decembr, 1 January

 

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