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Typology: Monuments

Address

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

Telephone: Info per singoli: 06 39967700 - info per gruppi 06 39967450 - info per scuole 06 39967200 (dalle 9.00 alle 13.00 e dalle 14.00 alle 17.00 dal lunedì al venerdì; il sabato dalle 9.00 alle 13.00 )
Telephone booking: singoli: 06 39967700 - gruppi 06 39967450 - scuole 06 39967200 (dalle 9.00 alle 13.00 e dalle 14.00 alle 17.00 dal lunedì al venerdì; il sabato dalle 9.00 alle 13.00 )

Opening times

Opening hours from 9 am to one hour before sunset:
9am-4:30pm from January 2 to February 15
9am-5pm from February 16 to March 15
9am-5:30pm from March 16 to 24
9am-7:15pm from last Sunday of March to August 31
9am-7pm from September 1 to September 30
9am-6:30pm from October 1 to last Saturday of October
9am-4:30pm from last Sunday of October to December 31
Closed Monday (except Easter Monday and during the Cultural Heritage Week), January 1, December 25

Last admission 1 hour before closing time.

Information

Full: €6.00
Group booking: €30.00
Reduced: €3.00
Single booking: €2.00

Concessions:
- UE members between 18 and 25 years old
- European Union state teachers

 Free admission
- European and non- European citizens under 18
- European citizens over 65 subsequent amendments through ministerial letters.
- tour guides from the European Union practising their professional activity
- tour interpreters from the European Union practising their professional activity
- employees of the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities
- members of ICOM (International Council of Museums)
- members of ICCROM (International organization for conservation of cultural heritage)
- reserved school groups from European Union schools, accompanied by one teacher every 10 students
- teachers and students of faculties of Architecture, Conservation of the Cultural Heritage, Education Sciences, and degree courses in the Arts, or in literary subjects with a specialisation in archaeology or art history, in Humanities faculties of Universities from the European Union
- students enrolled in these specialisations of faculties of Architecture, Conservation of the Cultural Heritage, Education Sciences, and of degree courses in the Arts, or in literary subjects with a specialisation in archaeology or art history, in Humanities faculties of Universities and doctorate students in the aforementioned disciplines
- Socrates and Erasmus students of the aforementioned disciplines
- teachers and students of Fine Arts Academies from the European Union
- teachers of Art History in Upper Secondary Schools
- students of the following schools: Istituto Centrale del Restauro, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Scuola per il Restauro del Mosaico
- journalists in the italian national register or any other journalist from a foreign country, only for work porpouses and according to a valid document proving the given professionalism
- disabled persons and a companion from the European Union
- members of volunteer work associations of the Cultural Heritage
- holders of "Carta dello studente"

Appia Antica Card = Terme di Caracalla + Villa dei Quintili + Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella Combined Ticket (valid for 7 days)
Adult: € 6,00
Concession: € 3,00

Archeologia Card = Palazzo Massimo + Palazzo Altemps + Crypta Balbi + Terme di Diocleziano + Colosseo + Palatino + Terme di Caracalla + Villa dei Quintili + Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella (valid for 7 days):
Adults: € 23,00
Concessions: € 13,00

Booking fee: € 2,00 (indivisuals); € 30,00 (groups)

Free of charge booking for school groups (required between February 1 and May 31)

ROMA PASS: the museum is included in the Roma Pass

Info and Booking
Individuals: +39 0639967700 (Monday-Friday: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm; Saturday: 9.00 am - 2.00 pm)
Groups: +39 0639967450 (Monday-Friday: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm; Saturday: 9.00 am - 2.00 pm)
School groups: +39.06.39967200 (Monday-Friday: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm; Saturday: 9.00 am - 2.00 pm)

How to participate: Booking required

Agreement with

Appia Antica Card, Archaeologia Card, Roma Pass

Booking

» Optional
» Telephonic

Description

This is one of the most famous monuments situated on the Via Appia. It consists of a cylinder covered with travertine slabs, having the upper part decorated with a marble frieze representing festoons and oxen's heads, all resting on an imposing square pedestal. The presence of the reliefs of oxen's heads accounts for the name of "Capo di Bove" (Head of Ox) used to indicate the area in the Middle Ages. Above the entrance there is an inscription with the name of the owner of the tomb, Caecilia Metella, daughter of Quintus Metellus Creticus, the consul that conquered the Island of Crete in the year 67 B.C.. The mausoleum can be dated back to the end of the first century B.C., although it was probably used at least up to the second century A.D.. During the Middle Ages the large tomb became an important checkpoint on the Via Appia, so that in the eleventh century it was incorporated into the fortifications of a castle built by the Counts of Tuscolo. In 1299 Pope Boniface the Eighth transformed the castle into a real fortified citadel surrounded by a battlemented wall with rectangular towers, including also a church dedicated to San Nicola. In the course of time the ancient mausoleum became the main tower of a fortified village that belonged to the most powerful Roman families.

Educational activities

Individuals
Sundays and Holidays: 12.00 pm (noon)
languages: Italian
persons: max 30
duration: 45 minutes
price: free

Groups
hours: on request
languages: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish
persons: max 30
duration: 45 minutes
price: € 130,00
booking: required

Info and Booking
Individuals: +39 0639967700 (Monday-Friday: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm; Saturday: 9.00 am - 2.00 pm)
Groups: +39 0639967450 (Monday-Friday: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm; Saturday: 9.00 am - 2.00 pm)
School groups: +39.06.39967200 (Monday-Friday: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm; Saturday: 9.00 am - 2.00 pm)

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Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Architectural and historical heritage
Last checked: 2014-04-16 10:00