Duration: 2 hours
Archeological site of Villa dei Quintili, Antiquarium, Sepulchres of the 5th and 6th mile
If you live in Rome, after a while you are no longer aware of its beauty, but as soon as you go away even for a short trip and then return, you find that Rome is more beautiful, magical and magnificent than before.
The Villa of the Quintili, which stands within the Appia Antica Park, was one of the largest and most opulent residences in suburban Rome. It was built by two little-known brothers, Sextus Quintilius Condianus and Sextus Quintilius Valerius Maximus: noble, cultivated consuls and prosperous landowners, who were accused by the Emperor Commodus of plotting to damage the State. Following their execution, the complex passed into the hands of the Emperor, who loved to stay there and enjoy the peace of the countryside and the benefits of the villa’s thermal baths. The complex has been wonderfully preserved, together with its baths, its beautiful statues (now in the Antiquarium), the monumental nymphaeum and the imperial residential area. The terraces of the complex overlook the Roman countryside, with a view that has inspired many famous artists through the ages.