Villa of the Quintilii (Villa dei Quintili)
Villa of the Quintilii (Villa dei Quintili)

Villa of the Quintilii (Villa dei Quintili)

Tues–Sun: 9am–4:30pm
Via Appia Nuova 1092, Rome, 00178

The basics

The ancient ruins of the Villa of the Quintilii (Villa dei Quintili) are so massive that for centuries the site was known as “Old Rome," as locals assumed it was the remains of an entire city. Tour the archaeological site and museum on a guided bike, e-bike, or golf-cart tour of the Appian Way that includes stops at the villa along with other ancient sites like the aqueducts, Baths of Caracalla, San Callisto Catacombs, Circus of Maxentius, and Mausoleum of Caecilia Metella. Most tours trace the Roman road’s route through the Ancient Appian Way Regional Park and Caffarella Park, surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Lazio.

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Things to know before you go

  • If you are joining an Appian Way walking or cycling tour, be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

  • The villa and other Roman remains along the Via Appia Antica are outdoors, so bring a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water.

  • The ruins of the villa are not accessible to wheelchair users.

  • Roman history buffs will especially enjoy visiting the villa ruins, though a walk or bike along the Appian Way is a fun break for kids.

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How to get there

The Villa of the Quintilii is located along the Appian Way, around 6 miles (10 kilometers) south of central Rome. Metro line A has a stop at Parco Appia Antica, close to the entrance for Via Appia Park. The best way to visit is as part of an Appian Way tour that includes bikes or other transportation to avoid tricky public transportation.

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When to get there

The ruins of the Villa of the Quintilii are mostly outside, so visit in the spring or fall when the weather is mild. It takes anywhere from a few hours to an entire day to explore the Appian Way on foot or bike, so set off in the morning.

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The Parco Regionale della Via Appia Antica

The stretch of the Appian Way just outside the city of Rome is part of a regional park, and many of the Roman ruins along the route are located within the park’s grounds.

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