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Villa dei Quintili, Rome

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The Villa of the Quintilii is an ancient Roman villa beyond the fifth milestone along the Via Appia Antica just outside the traditional boundaries of Rome, Italy. It was built by the rich and cultured brothers Sextus Quintilius Valerius Maximus and Sextus Quintilius Condianus .The ruins of this villa suburbana are of such an extent that when they were first excavated, the site was called Roma Vecchia by the locals, as they occupied too great a ground, it seemed, to have been anything less than a town. The nucleus of the villa was constructed in the time of Hadrian. The villa included extensive thermae fed by its own aqueduct, and, what was even more unusual, a hippodrome, which dates to the fourth century, when the villa was Imperial property: the emperor Commodus coveted the villa strongly enough to put to death its owners in 182 and confiscate it for himself.In 1776 Gavin Hamilton, the entrepreneurial painter and purveyor of Roman antiquities, excavated some parts of the Villa of the Quintilii, still called "Roma Vecchia", and the sculptures he uncovered revealed the imperial nature of the site:
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  • On the via appia nuova nestled in nature is this ancient Roman villa of age of Adrian. To watch as Roman architecture remembers.
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  • You can see, touch, and walking through an old palace of the emperors, although perhaps for this reason it is not very well preserved. Much better if you go with a guide (I think free if you go on Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, but I'm not sure), because we understood not many remains that there was. I regret that no Anglo-Saxon techniques of immersion in the story through the technology of lasers and speakers, or interactive digital information or, at least, that unless printed posters in conditions be established in Rome.
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  • It is nice to be able to see the remains of this beautiful Villa reopened recently and what was found dating from the 2nd century AD. The Meadow all around and sunny generates a large serenitò the visitor, comfortable and clean bathrooms, shame about the splendid marble flooring and mosaics that remain flooded after the rain from puddles (even those where there has been an attempt to cover with top sheeting) others are covered by sheets held down by stones and therefore not visible, also signs with directions are unclear and some already damaged and dirty, exposed to the elements and ... to the birds, should be cleaned and perhaps protected by glass, as do abroad for things less beautiful than this one. In short, the maintenance should be improved.
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  • Excellent archaeological site. Not crowded.
  • The impressive ruins of a palatial Roman country villa, in a peaceful countryside setting. The main access is from the Via Appia Nuova, where there is a very good museum containing important finds including statuary. There is a gate on the Via Appia Antica (the ancient road), but this seems only to be open at weekends. BEWARE of confusing these ruins with the Villa Quintili, which is a nearby modern wedding venue and nothing to do with them.
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  • A beautiful mansion that still gives us some surprises to discover and to see lace under layers of Earth. A unique place that makes you forget you are in Rome. The silence and nature will reign supreme. Around the villa you can see still herding sheep and goats, absolute awesomeness.
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  • Beautiful and well preserved. With greater clarity on path to visit it would be even better and would make justice. With a single ticket from 6 euro also leads to the baths of Caracalla and the mausoleum of Cecilia Metella located along the Appian way.
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