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“Effort to get there, but combined with other sites, worth it”

Tomba di Cecilia Metella
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Combo Ticket Via Appia Antica - Caracalla Baths, tomb of Cecilia Metella and...
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Owner description: 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.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Effort to get there, but combined with other sites, worth it”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

The Appian Way is not for the faint of heart on a non-Sunday, the only day the road is closed to traffic. I was prepared with this information and decided to take a taxi there... a bit more expensive but worth the comfort given this was our 5th day in Rome. This tomb by itself is not worth the effort, but combined with the Capo di Bove, the villa di Maxentius, and either of the Catacombs, it is. This tomb is very cool if its one of your first days in Rome. However if you've seen everything else you may be disappointed. The size of it however is fascinating. Metella was the daughter in law of Crassus, the least famous piece of the Julius Caeser/Pompey triumverate. The tomb is free with the Roma Pass. We ran in to a very nice gatekeeper who allowed us free entry even though we had already used the pass for two sites. There is a bus that gets here, but requires a transfer from the heart of Rome...just Google transportation to the Appian Way and a Trip Advisor thread should be in the results.

Visited April 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Stunning Roman tomb on the Via Appia”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Distinctive round tower on a high spot of the Via Appia Antica. Go on a Sunday when the road is closed for general traffic.
There is a collection of grave markers and funerary statures as well as the buildings. You can get a combined ticket with the Terme di Caracalla and Villa dei Quintilli.

Visited May 2013
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“Is it worth a visit?”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

No, it is not. I agree with other reviews. The remains are not interesting and what you see from outside is all it deserves to be seen. The Mausoleo has nothing inside which is worth the admission fee (€ 6) unless you plan to visit two other sites where you can enter with the same ticket. These sites are the more impressive and interesting Baths of Caracalla near Circo Massimo and the unknown but really beautiful Villa of the Quintilii (outside Rome).

Visited November 2012
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Rome, Italy
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“Should go.”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

Just at the beginning of the old paved Appia - right after the Catacombs - the site is an impressive construction from the outside. The interior is nor essential to visit and you save a few Euros. Best time to visit the site? After midnight, surrounded by ghosts....

Visited October 2012
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“Okay- go in only if you can do it for free”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Impressive from the outside. Inside is not worth the admission fee. The only time it would be worth it is if you have a Baths of Caracalla ticket that gives you this site free or if you are going to the Baths of Caracalla and you buy your ticket here- you get to go to the Baths for free. If you aren't in that situation- skip it. You can get all the details you need on the outside as easily as if you were inside.

Visited July 2012
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