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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.
The 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.
Tradition 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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  • Great location to listen to great jazz enjoying food outdoors, relaxing the vIlla and rocked by the sweet notes of jazz music
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  • Beautiful Roman green park near the Celio and a short walk from the Colosseum. It offers a green garden vase and a villa that in the summer evening you will not have to miss to attend the numerous jazz evenings from June to September. You can walk, apericena, and dine with pizza or meat dishes and long drinks served by the very good guys in the stands in front of which stands the stage for artists who can be heard comfortably sitting in the tables in front or lounges for which but it's best to go a pitch of hours before the shows of 22/22.30. Parking a little difficult especially on a summer Saturday.
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  • Villa Celimontana is a public park that is located on the top of the Celio hill and that especially in the summer season gives a bit of cooling and shade to those who visit this area of Rome. Generally uncrowded, taking a walk can be particularly pleasant. Inside the park are several archaeological remains, statues, fountains and the Mattei Palace, home of the Italian Geographical Society. The gardens are accessed through the monumental portals that are located next to the church of Santa Maria in Domnica and the other in the square where the basilica of Saints John and Paul stands. The park also hosts several events during the summer, the most important of which are the jazz concerts. Gardens not particularly cared for but not neglected, there are many benches and even public bathrooms for a fee unfortunately unfit apparently for some time.
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  • Hard to find what nice park to get away from the heat.
  • Nice place for a couple
  • Villa Celimontana is a beautifull park inside Rome. Situated next to coloseum, main monument in Rome, Villa Celimontana is a prefect place to walk with your dog, run or go with your friends to take sun or play guitar. In Villa Celimontana there is the original structure of villa in perfect condition. There is also a little place for play baby. Villa Celimontana is in the same street, celimontana street. Suggest to visit this park because is very quite and beautifull.
  • Great jazz festival and amazing pizza
  • An especially lovely location on summer evenings because of the free weekend outdoor jazz concerts. Grab a cool drink and a table and just sit back and chillax... The park surrounding the villa is just too small so get here early.
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