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Ensemble of Capo di Bove, Rome

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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  • On our third day of views in our beautiful ancient Rome, we made a pleasant discovery. After being in the tomb of Cecilia Metella in fact on our way we found this place by enchantment. Cured, well maintained with information material and busboys who explained the various routes to follow the Via Appia antica is a not to be missed. Thermal Park place past, with his remains makes really well the idea of beauty and magnificence that characterized him, with its beautiful garden, conference room, various and charming patio statues. A surprise for me and my partner, welcome! If I'm not mistaken the closing time is at 18.30.
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  • Yes because, while overlooking the regina viarum, which develops longitudinally, his view is partially masked on both sides by modern buildings. But once we stepped through the gate of entrance, you're greeted by the wonderful vision of an area of about 8600 square meters, part of which is intended for the garden, redrawn from scratch, with a nice driveway and a pedestrian path articulated even to visit the site. Meet for the archaeological emergencies while, towards the bottom, are the main building and a small building used as a point of welcoming visitors. In summary, archaeological remains: was unearthed a bath house that dates back to the 2nd century AD, whose owner was most probably Herod Atticus (Greek inscription on a slab dedicated to his wife Annia Regilla, found on site). Were found black and white tesserae mosaic floors and other with coloured marble decorated with geometric patterns or various representations. A series of 34 environments like locker rooms, tiepidaria, frigidarium and calidarium. Are also present portions of marble and painted plaster. However, the mosaics, the many fragments of polychrome marble, portions of painted plaster testify to the particular elegance and refined atmosphere, and then back to the attribution to a nobleman. Main building: it was built on one of the two Roman cisterns which fed the baths. The wall facing the building kept the restoration took place in the 1960s using the technique "spolia" widespread in the middle ages which used ancient relics recovered from various monuments, pretty much in ruins. For the significance of these finds it configures itself as a "view". Now this building has two new functions and targets which the Appia documentation centre and library Antonio Cederna who fought for the protection of the ancient Appian way.
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  • Lovely walk on Via Appia Antica, Midway welcomed on this fine place. Tip: Start your walk at the Appia Antica after catacombs, where car traffic stop. Then it will be peaceful. The first km is not worth your effort. Take bus 118 out there. Really nice excursion from Rome on 5-6 hours.
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