060608 - Discover and buy tourist services, cultural offers and shows in Rome
You are in: Home » Culture and leisure » Cultural heritage » Archaeological heritage » Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella e Castrum Caetani

Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella e Castrum Caetani

Typology: Monuments

Address

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

Contacts

Opening times

 For visiting schedules and procedures, please visit the official website.

> Online tickets

Museums and places of culture are subject at the COVID containment measures

Information

Access to animals not allowed.

Agreement with

Roma Pass
What the agreement provides:

ROMA PASS
Reduced admission
from Monday to Friday by pre-purchasing "REDUCED ticket with Roma Pass" online on the > Coopculture

Scheduled events

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. 

Services

» Accessible to disabled people
» Bookshop
» Guided Visits

All'interno di

Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Archaeological heritage

See also

Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Architectural and historical heritage
Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Archaeological heritage

Agreement with

Hospitality › Services › Tourist services and fairs

For more information

Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Museums
Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Museums
Last checked: 2021-07-22 12:45