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Tomba di Cecilia Metella

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Dating from the time of Augustus during the 1st century BC, the tomb of Cecilia Metella is located on the Appian Way, the more than two-millennia-old road that runs from Rome to Brinidisi.
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Via Appia Antica, 161, 00178 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

The tomb of Cecilia Metella is an impressive building on the Appian way to see from the road. We paid to visit the interior but found it had nothing worth the price of admission. There were some statues and temporary exhibits to see but nothing...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This large mausoleum is quite impressive. A very large building and some statues can be seen. However the entrance price is 8€, it s expensive

Thank Thibaud P
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Cecilia's tomb is interesting, if you have a guidebook with you to explain everything, otherwise it's just another site with ruins. There's not much in the way of exclamations, but if you're on the Appian Way definitely stop by.

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The mausoleum of cecilia Metella is on the Appian Way, the "regina viarum" the "queen of long roads" running from Rome to the Southern tip of Italy, built few years BC and still visible there! Side thought: how come that modern roads in particular in...More

Thank 4is
Reviewed 30 March 2017

you can buy a ticket which lets you get into a handful of museums for free but to buy a ticket on its own is quite expense for what there is to see. from the outside it looks really impressive but once you get inside...More

Thank kirsteen j
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The Mausoleom of Cecilia Metella is from the 1st century BC. This was a monumental round tomb on the Appian Way for a Roman noblewoman who was related to Crassus. The structure on the outside is interesting - there is not much inside but it...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

If you have a Caracalla Ticket then it's worth it to take the 10 minutes to walk around the interior. The oldest part, the tomb is really just a big tower with a hole in the middle. The other parts were added later and they...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

When walking along the Appian Way, the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella is easily admired from the outside. I only recommend stopping in if its free on your Roma pass or with your admission from another attraction, otherwise it's not worth the 6 euros per person....More

Thank ExplorerGoddess
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This is easily the most underwhelming place on my Rome Archeology card list but it was free with my card and a good place to start a walk on the Appia Antica. Assuming you can figure out how to get there on the bus!

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Much of the travertine cladding is still in place after 2500 years. The main inscription is perfectly legible. Most of the structure is intact.

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