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Tomba di Cecilia Metella

Via Appia Antica, 161, 00178 Rome, Italy
+39 06 3996 7700
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank stonewithnomoss
Reviewed 5 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 Stripey_Gnome
Reviewed 26 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.

Thank Andrew_of_Melbourne
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We noticed with our admission ticket to the Baths of Caracalla that it also included 7 days' validity for this site too. We happened to stumble on it as we were walking down the Appian Way - a nice little extra for no added cost,...More

Thank edwardcaswell
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Our Roma Pass got us in free, or we would have felt it was not worth the cost. Only took about 15 minutes to walk around and see what was there. It is a good place to begin to walk back toward Rome along the...More

1  Thank Pam M
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