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Address: Via Appia Antica, 161, 00178 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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Outside is the best

If you have a Caracalla Ticket then it's worth it to take the 10 minutes to walk around the interior. The oldest part, the tomb is really just a big tower with a hole in the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 November 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

If you have a Caracalla Ticket then it's worth it to take the 10 minutes to walk around the interior. The oldest part, the tomb is really just a big tower with a hole in the middle. The other parts were added later and they are in ruin. It is an important landmark on the Appian Way, but the best... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

When walking along the Appian Way, the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella is easily admired from the outside. I only recommend stopping in if its free on your Roma pass or with your admission from another attraction, otherwise it's not worth the 6 euros per person. Not that much to see inside that you wouldn't have seen in many other museums... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 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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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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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