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TERME DI CARACALLA
The Caracalla Baths were erected under the Emperor Caracalla between 212 and 217 to the high demandes of the inhabitants of Rome.
Those thermal bath could host up to 1600 people at one time and the building itself measured 337x328 metres. The Calidarium only measured 140 metres long and in this space, some studies have come to a conclusion that, Guglielmo Della Porta found the Ercole Farnese statue which today, can be seeing at the National Archeological Museum of Naples.
The gyms inside the Caracalla complex were paved with luxurious mosaics and the athletes mosaic discovered in the 1824 which now can be seen at the Vatican Museum.
VILLA DEI QUINTILI
The Quintili's Villa is situated along the Appian Way where the monumental entrance of the street was situated.
The Villa belonged to the Quintili brothers and in 1986 became property of the Italian State.
The brothers Quintiles had a tragic destiny under false charges of plotting against him, they were murdered by the emperor Commodus, who was thus able to confiscate the villa that had aroused his cupidity.
The core of the building is composed of the most impressive rooms for servants and employers: a circular building, a series of rooms and two large bath and caldarium of the frigidarium, fourteen meters high, with large windows and polychrome marbles.
TOMBA DI CECILIA METELLA
The Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, built in 30-20 BC, can be considered the symbol of the Via Appia Antica. As indicated by the inscription, was the daughter of Cecilia Metella Cretico Quintus Metellus (consul in 69 BC) and wife of Crassus, probably the son of the rich triumvir.
Single ticket valid 7 days at 3 sites: Baths of Caracalla, Villa of the Quintilii, Mausoleum of Caecilia Metella.
Full price: € 6.00.
Reduced: € 3.00 for European Union citizens ages 18 to 24 and for European Union teachers.
Free: Visitors 17 and under and European Union citizens 65 and over.