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The Museum is located within the San Sebastiano Gates, one of the largest and best conserved gates in the Aurelian Walls. The exhibits tell the history of the city’s fortifications, from the walls constructed during the royal and republican ages to...more
What a villa, the size of this place is over the top. Hiking the grounds and trying to visualize the villa in the roman times was breathtaking. A lot of the information panels are sunburned so you will need your own guidebook to understand the...More
All information panels missing from this site.
I am all for using the imagination, but some actual facts/artists impressions/map would be useful.
Picking up the rubbish would be good too.
Such a shame; this could be fabulous.
Circus Maxentius was part of a complex of buildings erected by emperor Maxentius on the Via Appia between AD 306 and 312. There is never much left of these massive racecourses for the chariots. But if you look closely and think Ben Hur, the central...More
roughly halfway down the appian way, you come across this place and its a great spot to walk round in the sunny days and its free entry but donations are welcome. we hadnt found this place in our Lonely Planet guide but stumbled upon it...More
Almost no information but certainly an interesting site to walk around. This guy had his own circus as big as the one in Rome to start with. His burial crypt is huge and the ruins of his house are there as well. It would be...More
If you only stop at one ruin along the Appian Way, I recommend the Villa di Massenzio which includes the Circo di Massenzio, an ancient racetrack that's quite intact. The entry fee here was only a donation of coins, so well worth a look.
Like the previous reviewer, I can't believe that there are so few reviews of this attraction. On second thought, I can - there were only a couple of other people at the site. I know the attraction name is Villa di Massenzio, but I am...More