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Typology: Villas and archaeological areas


Address: Via Appia Antica, 153
Zone: Quartiere Appio Pignatelli (Roma sud)


Telephone: 060608 tutti i giorni 9.00-19.00
Email: info@villadimassenzio.it ed eventi.aziendali@zetema.it per eventi aziendali privati
Telephone booking: Per gruppi e scuole 060608 tutti i giorni 9.00-19.00

Opening times

From Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-16.00
1 January 2023 11.00 - 16.00
Last admission half an hour before closing time

Monday, 1 May, 25 December

For updates and guidelines please check the >official website

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The museum is accessible for disabled people


> Free admission

>Terms and conditions

> MIC card  is a 5 euro card that includes free admission in the Civic Museums for 12 months

> Disabled people Access - services available:
- accessible entrance
- wheelchair path partially accessible
- accessible toilet
- services for blind or partially sighted persons
- services for hearing-impaired - under construction

Today's events

Scheduled events


The private domus is one of the most important archaeological sites along the Via Appia Antica. The entire complex was established during the brief span of Massenzio's reign (306-312).
Apart from the remains of the imperial palace, the complex includes the ruins of a circus used for private performances (for the emperor and his acquaintances), and a mausoleum dedicated to the memory of Romulus, son of Massenzio who died prematurely in 309 AD.
Of the palace remain its large apsidal spaces of three rooms, the central one, known as the temple of Venus and Cupid, was the "aula palatina", the place where audiences and public ceremonies took place. Before the aula was an atrium in communication with a long portico and connecting the palace with the tribune of the circus, meant for the emperor and his family.
The well preserved circus extends in an area between the Via Appia and the Via Appia Pignatelli. On the west side are the carceres from where the four-horse charriots left. At the centre of the track was the obelisk of Domiziano, probably coming from the Iseum Campense.
In 1650 Pope Innocent X asked Bernini to put it upon the fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona. The sepulchre, probably meant as the Royal family tomb, is surrounded by a majestic four-sided portico, its main entrance is in the Via Appia, two minor entrances face the palace and the circus.
The tomb has a circular shape and at its centre is a column with niches.

Corporate Events: eventi.aziendali@zetema.it 


Educational activities

It's possible to get information and book a guided tour by calling 060608 every day from 9.00 to 19.00  

> Visits for groups
Hours: on request
Language: Italiano, English, French, Spanish, German
Persons: max 25
Length: 90 minutes
Price: € 90,00
Booking: required

School visits
Guided tours are free of charge only for the schools of Rome and Province of Rome, and subject to availability
Guided tours cost € 70,00 per school group
Paid workshops have a cost of € 260,00 per school group

School groups must show a school headed paper containing the list of pupils/students and accompanying teachers/professorsMaximun number of participants per group (including tour leaders): 25 people

Info and booking (schools and groups):
Tel. 060608, 9.00 - 19.00, daily.


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