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Address: via Appia Antica, 161, Rome, Italy
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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Pam M
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Spanish Fort, Alabama

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 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 Appian Way. The #3 milestone is in front of the tomb--that's fun to see and... More 

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Fascinating arcaeological site which combines antiquity with the MIddle Ages. The round tomb of Caecilia Metella, who died in the first century B.C., is interesting only from the outside but the adjacent medieval residence is well worth a visit, as it houses a collection of sculptures from Roman tombs along the Via Appia Antica.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

It is more the atmosphere that made me come here. Yes the place is iconic, but whar you actually get to see is a little disoppointing. Just read the story about someone very rich who loved his family very much and build her a monument.

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Italy
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We didn't have a Rome Pass so paid the €6 entrance fee, which is far too expensive as there is really very little to see considering the cost. If it had been free I would say that it is well woth visiting. It is also a great place to start your visit of the ancient road the "Appia Antica".

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Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
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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