Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella

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Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella HISTORY

The Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella (Mausoleo di Caecillia Metella) is a large well-preserved tomb along Rome’s Via Appia.

The Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella is thought to have been built in the late first century BC and incorporated into a medieval fort in the fourteenth century.

Whilst little is known about its namesake, the inscription on the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella indicates that she was from a prominent Roman family. Her father, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus was a senior magistrate who played an important role in the capture of the island of Crete. Cecilia Metella’s husband Marcus Licinius Crassus the Younger was also an important political figure in the time of Caesar.

Vast, cylindrical and turret-like, the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella is visible from around Via Appia. There is little to see inside the mausoleum, although there is a frieze depicting, amongst other things, the skulls of oxen.

Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella TOURIST INFORMATION

DIRECTIONS TO Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella

Take bus 118 from outside Circo Massimo metro station towards Lagonegro and alight at Basilica S. Sebastiano (11 stops). Past the Circus of Maxentius. Bus 660 from Colli Albani metro (line A) also goes there.

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Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella OPENING TIMES AND TICKET PRICES

The Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella is open 9am-an hour before sunset. Closed Mondays and 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec. Combined ticket (with Villa dei Quintili and Baths of Caracalla) costs €6 (€3 reduced).

Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella HISTORIC INFORMATION

NAME: Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella
CONTINENT: EUROPE
Alt Name: Mausoleo di Caecillia Metella
Country: Italy
Period: Ancient Rome
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Date: 100BC - 1BC
City/Town: Rome
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Resorts: Rome,

CONTACT DETAILS

Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella ADDRESS

Via Appia Antica, 161, 00178 Rome, Italy

Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella PHONE NUMBER

+39.06.39967700

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