Villa dei Quintili

sights / Historic

Villa dei Quintili information

Location
Rome , Italy
Address
Via Appia Nuova 1092
Telephone
+390 6 3996 7700
Getting there
Bus: Via Appia Nuova
More information
www.coopculture.it
Prices
adult/reduced incl Terme di Caracalla & Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella €7/4
Opening hours
9am-1hr before sunset Tue-Sun
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Set on lush green fields, this vast 2nd-century villa was the luxurious abode of two brothers who were consuls under the emperor Marcus Aurelius. Alas, the villa’s splendour was to be the brothers’ downfall – in a fit of jealousy, the emperor Commodus had them both killed, taking over the villa for himself.

The highlight is the well-preserved baths complex with a pool, caldarium (hot room) and frigidarium (cold room).