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Rome Sights

Villa dei Quintili

  • Via Appia Nuova 1092 Map It
  • Via Appia Antica
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Updated 03/19/2014

Fodor's Review

Even in ruins, this splendid, 52-room villa gives a real sense of ancient Rome's opulence. Even today, two millennia later, it remains clear why Emperor Commodus—the villain in Gladiator—coveted the sumptuous property. To get the villa from its owners, the Quintili, he accused the family of plotting against him, and had them executed before moving in himself. He may have used the exedra for training for his fights with ostriches back in the Colosseum. Note that

the villa is best included in a separate itinerary from the catacombs, being 5 km (3 miles) away and accessible by a different route.

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Sight Information


Via Appia Nuova 1092, Rome, 00178, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • €7 (includes entrance to Terme di Caracalla and Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella)
  • Tues.–Sun. 9–1 hr before sunset (last entrance 1 hr before closing time)

Updated 03/19/2014


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