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Villa Celimontana, Rome

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The Villa Celimontana is a villa on the Caelian Hill in Rome, best known for its gardens. Its grounds cover most of the valley between the Aventine Hill and the Caelian.LocationThe Villa Celimontana is situated on the summit of the Celian Hill in the south-east of Rome in the Rione Celio. The principal entrance is near the Piazza della Navicella, beside the Basilica Santa Maria in Domnica. A secondary entrance is situated on the Clivo di Scauro near the Basilica Santi Giovanni e Paolo. The park is a continuation of Baths of Caracalla.SiteTradition holds that Numa Pompilius met the nymph Egeria on the site, and within the grounds of the present villa, to the left of the present entrance from piazza della Navicella, was the base of the 5th cohort of the Vigiles - these Trajanic-era remains were excavated in 1820, 1931 and 1958. In the mid-16th century the site of the grounds was occupied by a vineyard belonging to the Paluzzelli family, near Santa Maria in Domnica. That family ordered excavations there which found the coloured marbles (probably from a temple) which were re-used in Sangallo's Sala Regia at the Vatican.
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  • Located on the Caelian Hill not far from the Collosseum, the villa has a pleasant, quiet garden with interesting features, walkways and trees. The garden is more of a park used in large part by the lo...  more »
  • Fantastic villa near San Giovanni-Circus Maximus, to visit by day and living in the evening with the Villa Celimontana Jazz bougainvillea. evenings of Jazz or swing, that delights the audience with great music, while sipping a glass of wine, or dine with snacks, pizza or a good sushi. Prices a bit high.
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  • Villa Celimontana is a nice place. You have the option to listen to good jazz music and to eat and drink. The food is pretty good, nothing to reproach. Sicuramenre the service at the tables is appropriate and absolutely not prepared to reject: the people! A real shame because otherwise it's all pleasant
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  • A great place to rest if you're touring around the Colosseum or the Roman forum. Lots of places to sit, restrooms available and above all, very very tranquil. Totally recommended for grabbing a panini and enjoying a quiet meal
  • Great quiet and green place to rest after a busy day. Love it
  • Beautiful park in a quiet corner of Rome's historic center. It hosts a small playground for the kids, and one of the best jazz program in Rome during the summer. Don't be fooled by the presence of a rare public toilet: I have never seen it open.
  • Off the beaten path away from the stupid crazy crowds of tourists. Pure Roma!
  • Beautyful Roman park very close to the collosseo!
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