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Appia Antica

Known to one and all for its picturesque views and enchanting atmosphere, also widely portrayed in international literature and painting, the Appia Antica Way is witness to the ages with its illustrious monuments.

CUMULATIVE TICKET: Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella e Castrum Caetani + Villa dei Quintili.

Appia Antica - Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella e Castrum Caetani

via Appia Antica, 161

The most impressive funeral monument built along the third mile of the Appia Antica, of which it has become symbolic,was erected on a hill to commemorate the Roman noblewoman who was by birth and marriage connected to two of the most distinguished Roman families of the late Republican age.


Appia Antica - Villa dei Quintili

via Appia Nuova, 1092

The largest villa of Roman suburbs overlooked the countryside with its cryptoporticus, lavatories, and small terraced baths, thereby creating a spectacular scenery that has been partly brought to light today.


Appia Antica - Terme di Caracalla

viale Terme di Caracalla, 52

Among the most imposing and fascinating complexes of ancient Rome, Terme di Caracalla are still impressive today owing to their extensive walls whose ruins are often still considerably high.


Colosseo/ Palatino/Foro Romano

This archaeological area is the heart of the ancient city. Here you may admire an impressive stratification of historical and artistic memories testifying to the life and development of ancient Rome. At the Colosseum a reserved turnstile is available for RomaPass holders to get direct access to the monument.

CUMULATIVE TICKET: (Anfiteatro Flavio) Colosseo + Palatino + Foro Romano.

Colosseo - Anfiteatro Flavio

piazza del Colosseo

Built at the site of Nero's lake below his extensive palace the Domus Aurea, and completed by Titus in AD 80, l'Anfiteatro Falvio was the largest arena of the ancient world used by the Romans for gladiatorial combats, and other spectacles until the 6th century.


Palatino e Foro Romano

via di S. Gregorio, 30
piazza del Colosseo (via Sacra)
largo Salara Vecchia
clivo Argentario, 1

This section of the Roman forum mark the founding of Rome in the 8th century BC, and later housed Augustus Caesar's official government centres. The museum offers a wide and unique spectrum of artefacts found on the Hill.


Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali

Via IV Novembre 94

Mercati e Foro di Traiano is the modern name for a large set of buildings erected at the beginning of the 2nd century AD on the slopes of the Quirinal Hill. Guided tours will allow you to visit a real quarter of Imperial Rome whose state of preservation is still impressive.


Musei Capitolini

piazza del Campidoglio, 1

The most ancient public museum in the world; it houses a considerable quantity of archaeological examples in addition to a significant collection of mediaeval and modern works. Recently, a large glass-walled room was built out of the covering of the Roman Garden to exhibit the original of the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, previously located in Piazza del Campidoglio.


Musei Capitolini
Centrale Montemartini

via Ostiense, 106

Opened in 1912, the Centrale Montemartini changed completely the water and power supply system of Rome. To date, this art centre displays Greek and Roman statues and sculptures among the remains of the old engines.


Museo dell'Ara Pacis

lungotevere in Augusta

Housed in the first museum complex built in Rome after the collapse of the Fascist regime, the Ara Pacis represents one of the most impressive examples of classical art.


Museo della Civiltà Romana

piazza G. Agnelli, 10

The Museo della Civiltà Romana houses collections consisting of a large number of reproductions, plaster casts, and maquettes of famous Roman monuments, temples, amphitheatres, and public works from the birth of Rome to Christian times.

The museum is temporarily closed for renovations.


Museo delle Mura

via di Porta S. Sebastiano, 18

Located inside former "Porta Appia", known today as "Porta S. Sebastiano", the Museo delle Mura displays one of the most captivating expanses of the Aurelian walls erected at the end of the 3rd century AD, thus illustrating the story of these ancient fortifications.



Museo di Casal de' Pazzi

Viale Egidio Galvani, incrocio via Ciciliano

The archeological site of Casal de’ Pazzi was discovered in 1981 during some development works in Rebibbia, today a densely populated area of Rome. The discovery of a large elephant tusk gave way to an archaeological investigation that brought to light a section of an ancient river bed. More than 2000 faunal remains were found in the deposit , belonging to species that one cannot imagine in today’s Rome countryside such as ancient elephants, the aurochs, the hippopotamus, and the rhinoceros.

FREE ADMISSION Booking required, calling the number +39 060608


Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco

corso Vittorio Emanuele, 166/A

Housed in the "Farnesina ai Baullari" (the Farnese Palace in the street of the trunk makers), which was built in 1516 to a design of Antonio da Sangallo the young, the Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco houses a prestigious collection of antique sculpture - art from Assyria, Egypt, Cyprus, Phoenicia, Etruria, Greece and Rome.



Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale

via Merulana, 248

The Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientalewas opened in 1957 as a result of an agreement between the Italian Government and the Italian Institute for the Middle and the Far East.The museum gathers archaeologic material from various archaeological missions in Asia.


Museo Nazionale dell'Alto Medioevo

viale A. Lincoln, 3

Opened in 1967 at the "Palazzo delle Scienze" in Eur quarter with a view to building an archaeology museum of the post-classical age, the Museo Nazionale dell'Alto Medioevo houses material from Rome and central Italy dating from the 4th to the 16th century.


Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia

piazzale di Villa Giulia, 9

Housed in the beautiful Villa Giulia, built in the 16th century for Pope Julius III, the Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia is one of the most important in Italy and is organised in topographic and thematic sections.


Museo Nazionale Preistorico ed Etnografico "Luigi Pigorini"

piazza G. Marconi, 14

Named after its founder, the palaeontologist Luigi Pigorini, the Museo Nazionale Preistorico ed Etnografico "Luigi Pigorini" houses the most important Italian collection of prehistoric material and is among the first museums in the world for its non-European ethnographic collections.


Museo Nazionale Romano

The Museo Nazionale Romano houses one of the most important archaeology collections in the world. The items are divided into four different sites: the Crypta Balbi, Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo Massimo, and the aggregate of the Terme di Diocleziano.

CUMULATIVE TICKET: Crypta Balbi, Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano.

Museo Nazionale Romano - Crypta Balbi

via delle Botteghe Oscure, 31

The excavations carried out in the Crypta Balbi revealed the various transformations and utilizations of the place which followed one another from ancient times through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance up to the Modern Age. The Museum displays archaeological material from other excavation sites and historical collections of Roman museums.


Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Altemps

piazza di S. Apollinare, 48

Palazzo Altemps houses the beautiful collection of ancient sculptures started by Cardinal Ludovisi in the 16th century and the antiquities belonging to the Altemps.


Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo

largo di Villa Peretti, 1

Palazzo Massimo was converted into the main site of the National Roman Museum, illustrating at best the artistic culture in Rome from Silla to the Imperial age.


Museo Nazionale Romano - Terme di Diocleziano

via E. De Nicola, 79

The Terme di Diocleziano are the historical headquarters of the National Museum of Rome, housing a large epigraphic section illustrating the birth and development of Latin.


Palazzo Valentini - Archaeological Area of the Domus Romane

Via Foro Traiano 85

Seat of Rome Provincial Authorities since 1873, this building dates from the end of the sixteenth century and was subsequently enhanced by an extraordinary campaign of archaeological excavations whereby two big sculptures and two patrician villas, dating to the third-forth century and the second century respectively, were brought back to light.

Open daily, 9:30 am to 8:00 pm, last admission 6:30 pm – closed on Tuesdays, December 25, January 1, May 1.
Booking required


Scavi di Ostia Antica

viale dei Romagnoli, 717 (Ostia Antica)

The wide area of the excavations overlooks the "Tiber River Gate", connecting Rome to the sea. The ancient city testifies to the imposing Roman buildings and reaffirm the commercial and economic importance of the ancient capital of the world.


Villa, Circo di Massenzio e Mausoleo di Romolo

Via Appia Antica, 153

The archaeological complex, which extends between the second and third mile the Appian Way, consists of three principal constructions: the Palace, the Roman Circus and the Dynastic Mausoleum. All were designed as an interlinked architectural unit to celebrate Emperor Maxentius, the vanquished adversary of Constantine the Great at the battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312 A.D.



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