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Address: Via Appia Antica, 161, 00178 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 0639967700
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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stripey_Gnome
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Andrew_of_Melbourne
County Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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, but would agree it's not worth paying 6 euros to get in, as it's quite... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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