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Description: Dating from the time of Augustus during the 1st century BC, the tomb of...
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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Great starting place for walk on Appia Antica

Our Roma Pass got us in for free. If you are walking the ancient Appia Antica, this is a good place to start. I don’t know that I would have gone out of my way to see it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Minnetrista, Minnesota

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Well worth a visit though it's quite exposed on a sunny day. There are also some sights nearby when you visit the catacombs when they're closed on a Sunday

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Minnetrista, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Our Roma Pass got us in for free. If you are walking the ancient Appia Antica, this is a good place to start. I don’t know that I would have gone out of my way to see it otherwise, but in conjunction with the other things on that walk, it’s worthwhile and neat.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We cycled along the Appian Way - amazing experience! We stopped to visit the Tomb of Cecilia Metella. You can use your Roma Pass for discounted entry.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

First of all, I am adding to the number of reviewers who say don't bother with the Archeobus - it doesn't come every 20 minutes, and it doesn't stop at many of the places it says it will. You "hop on and hop off" at your peril - you may wait a long time to hop back on. The Mausoleum... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This mausoleum for a wealthy Roman patrician woman is a definite highlight of the Via Appia. It is an impressive structure and the view into the round mausoleum is creepy/cool. It appears that they are still carrying out excavations in the lower part and I would be interested to see what they find or if they could open it up... More 

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

This is a very well presented visit it has Ben tastefully prepared and presented well worth the visit and great value for money.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Mausoleum of Caecilia Metella was built at the third mile of the Appian Way in the years 30-20 BC. It is a monumental tomb erected for a Roman noblewoman whose father was Quintus Caecilius Metellus, consul in 69 BC, who, between 68 and 65 BC, conquered the island of Crete. Her husband was likely Marcus Licinius Crassus--among Caesars retinue... More 

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Vermont, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The Via Appia Antica is a road of ghosts. Walk its length and imagine the fellow travellers on this road, the spirits of dead relatives, the crucifixion posts of Spartacus and his army. Caecelia Metella was the daughter in law of Crassus, arch nemesis of Spartacus - it is her tomb you will see - there is none in Rome... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is a tiny museum housed in a huge structure. There are perhaps two dozen items to take a look at inside, but you'll be done in perhaps 5-10 minutes. Disappointingly, the crenelated tower cannot be ascended, and in fact very little of the structure's signature tower can actually be explored. I got in with my Roma Pass, so I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

The Tomb of Cecilia Metella is on the Appian Way and is big and a major monument in the area sitting on a hill. However, it has very limited content worth seeing and isn't terribly worthwhile - it's certainly now worth the €6 entry fee - though the underground toilets were very cool and clean and a welcome rest on... More 

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