The mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, who died in 69 BC, is the best preserved monument on the Appian Way and dominates the surroundings. In the Middle Ages it was transformed into a fortress and battlements were added. At that time there was considerable competition for ownership because of its strategic location.
Directions Via Appia Antica 161
Opening hours: from 09.00. Variable closing depending on time of year
Average Price: A €6 ticket gives admission to the tomb, to Villa dei Quintili and to the Baths of Caracalla