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Typology: Monuments

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Address: Via Appia Antica, 161
Zone: Quartiere Appio Pignatelli (Roma sud)
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Opening times

Open from Thursday to Sunday from 9.00 to 19.30 with last entry at 19.00.
Closed 1st January and 25th December.

Information

Admission is free for all visitors and in all Park sites until 13 September 2020 inclusive.
The entrance inside the Mausoleum is allowed for a maximum of 6 people at the same time while in the Church of San Nicola there is no maximum limit. Guided tours of up to 4 people are allowed inside the mausoleum.
To know the details of the visit arrangements, we recommend contacting the museum directly or visiting the official website.
Access to animals not allowed.

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Description

This monument was built under the emperor Augustus in honour of Cecilia Metella, the  daughter of a Roman consul. It is a round mausoleum raised on a square base, similar to that of Augustus himself, only smaller. In 1303 it  was incorporated in the Castrum Caetani and became the main tower of that fortification. The castle, built over the solidified lava flows called Capo di Bove (from a volcano eruption that took place  300 000 years ago) still shows its medieval characteristics and is witness to the power of the family of Pope Boniface VIII. It is now possible to visit the underground levels. The tomb and the castle, together, offer an interesting example of the construction techniques and materials used from antiquity to the middle ages. 

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Last checked: 2020-06-25 9:35