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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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  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE!! I recommend it to tourists but above all to the Romans!! It is very nice to see this villa! I recommend you go there by spring or summer because in winter if it rains there is a lot of mud!! I will go there every so often and is always very beautiful! Go for it!!!
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  • Important archaeological site but there should be some more organization especially in putting some indication or give a map for orientation within the wide archaeological area
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  • The archaeological site of the villa dei Quintili extends from the Appia Nuova to via Appia Antica including Santa Maria Nova. Essential for a walk on the Appia Antica!
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  • A slice of ancient Rome nestled in the charming via Appia ... lovely
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  • You must not necessarily see also entry, indoor
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