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Archaeological Areas and Monuments in Rome
As a rule, ticket offices close 30 to 60 minutes before the actual closing times. It is advisable to check opening hours by calling directly the place you intend to visit. For further information please visit the web site of the Ministero per i beni e le attivitą culturali at: www.beniculturali.it
Colosseum (Amphitheater of Flavius)
In the amphitheater, the most important monument of ancient Rome , bloody battles between gladiators and against ferocious animals were once held. Divided into four levels of seats, it could hold at least fifty thousand spectators.
Piazza del Colosseo
Information and reservation phone 06 39 96 77 00 On-line booking: www.pierreci.it
Hours: 9 - 1h before sunset. Admission Euro 8,00 - ticket also valid for the Palatine.
This was the political, economic, and religious center of ancient Rome, the site of temples, tribunals and other buildings used for public and private business.
Via dei Fori Imperiali
Information and booking of guided visits phone 06 39 96 77 00
Hours: 9 - 1h before sunset. Admission free.
A walk of incomparable beauty along the most ancient memories of Rome: the Domus Augustana, residence of the emperors, and other private houses.
Via di S. Gregorio, 30 or Via Nova (Foro Romano) - phone 06 39 96 77 00
Hours: 9 - 1h before sunset. Admission: Euro 8,00 (ticket valid also for the Colosseum)
Roman Houses on the Celio Hill and Antiquarium
More than 20 frescoed underground rooms dated between the 2nd and the 4th Century A.C. According to tradition, St. John and St. Paul were martyred there
in 362 A.C.
Clivio di Scauro
phone/fax 06 70 45 45 44
Hours: Only guided visits by prior arrangements. Thu and Wed closed. Admission Euro 9,50
Markets of Trajan and Trajan's Forum
The markets, with their tabernae and bargaining rooms, are an ingenious construction that supported the ground of the Quirinal Hill, dug out for the construction of the Imperial Fora, toward which the center of public life was shifted.
Via IV Novembre 94 - phone 06 67 90 048
Information and reservation phone 06 69 78 05 32
Hours: winter 9 - 16.30, summer 9 - 18.30, Mon closed. Admission Euro 6,20
Magnificent ruins of the Domus (Golden House) built for Nerone after the fire of 64 A.D. The villa extended foe a square mile between the slopes of the Caelian and Palatin hills.
Via della Domus Aurea - Giardini di Colle Oppio
Advance booking necessary - phone 06 39 96 77 00 - Booking fee Euro 1,00
On-line booking: www.pierreci.it
Hours: 9 - 19.45, Tue closed. Admission Euro 5,00
Pantheon (Church of Santa Maria ad Martyres)
One of the most magnificent Roman buildings, which has survived almost intact up to the present day. Dedicated in 609 to St. Mary ad Martyres, it holds the tombs of the painter Rapahel and of the Kings of Italy.
Piazza della Rotonda - phone 06 68 30 02 30
Hours: 8.30 - 19.30, Sun and holidays 9 - 17.30. Admission free.
Baths of Caracalla
Perhaps the most beautiful and luxurious in Rome. Equipped with sophisticated plumbing systems, they could hold up to 1,600 persons.
Via delle Terme di Caracalla 52
Informations and reservations phone 06 39 96 77 00 On-line booking: www.pierreci.it
Hours: 9 - 1h before sunset, Mon 9 - 14. Admission Euro 5,00
Ancient State prison. A legend narrates that St. Peter was imprisoned there. Once a venerated place, it was dedicated in 1726 to St. Peter in Chains.
Clivio Argentario 1 - phone 06 67 92 902 - fax 06 67 93 533
Hours: winter 9 - 12.30/14 - 17, summer 9 - 12.30/14.30 - 18.30. Admission: offering.
Auditorium di Mecenate
Partly underground apsed room, perhaps used as a triclinium for summer banquets. Belongs to the Villa of Mecenate complex.
Largo Leopardi 2 - phone 06 48 73 262
Hours: 9 - 13.30. Mon closed. Admission Euro 2,58
Circus of Maxentius, Mausoleum of Romulus and Imperial Residences
Built by Maxentius in honor of his son Romulus, who died young and was buried in the nearbly mausoleum.
Via Appia Antica 153 - phone 06 78 01 324
Hours: winter 9 - 17, summer 9 - 19, Mon closed. Admission Euro 2,58
Tomb of Cecilia Metella
Famous funeral monument, dating from the last decades of the ancient Roman Republic.
Via Appia Antica 161 - phone 06 39 96 77 00
Hours: 9 - 1h before sunset, Mon closed. Admission Euro 2,00
Villa of the Quintili
Magnificent, picturesque ruins of the villa whose main nucleus dates from the time of Hadrian.
Via Appia Nuova 1092
Booking of guided visits phone 06 39 96 77 00
Hours: 9 - 1h before sunset, Mon closed. Admission Euro 4,00
Park of the Tombs of Via Latina
Along a protected strip of the Roman countryside are a number of funeral monuments of great interest.
Via dell'Arco di Travertino 151 - phone 06 78 09 255
Temporarily closed for restoration, visits allowed on request: phone 06 700 42 61 - fax 06 700 84 16.
Impressive remains of the Roman settlement which was the military garrison for the defense of the entrance to the river, shipyard, gathering place for the Roman fleet, and provisioning center.
Ostia Antica, Viale dei Romagnoli 717 - phone 06 56 35 80 99 - fax 06 56 51 500
Internet: www.itnw.it/ostia/scavi On-line booking: www.ticketeria.it
Hours: winter 9 - 16, summer 9 - 18, Mon closed. Admission Euro 4,00
Note: The Archeological Area of the Harbour of Trajan, in Via Portuense, and Church of S. Ercolano, at the Cemetery of Ancient Ostia, can be visited on requested to be addressed to the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Ostia - phone 06 56 35 80 99 / 06 65 29 192.
Castle of Jules II
One of the first examples of modern military architecture; it was built in 1483 by Jules II, a cardinal at the time. Piazza della Rocca, Borgo Medievale di Ostia Antica - phone 06 56 35 80 24
Hours: 9 - 13, Tue and Thu also 14.30 - 16.30, Mon closed.
Free admission with guided tour.
Necropolis of Porto
A least one hundred brickwork tombs with cippi, sculptures and terracotta pieces.
Fiumicino, Isola Sacra - Via di Monte Spinoncia 52 - tel. 06 65 83 888
Hours: 9 - 1h before sunset, Mon closed.
Arch of Malborghetto
An archaeological area that incorporates the remains of a monumental arch from Roman times. There is also a small museum.
Via di Malborghetto 1 - Via Flaminia Km. 19,400 - phone/fax 06 33 62 55 95
Hours: 9 - 13, Sat 16 - 19, Sun 9 - 19, Tue closed. Admission free.
Archaeological Area of Veio
Ruins of the important Etruscan city that was Rome's antagonist before becoming a Roman Colony.
Localitą Isola Farnese, Via Riserva Campetti - phone 06 30 89 01 16
Hours: 8 - 14; Thu and Sat 8 - 16, Mon closed. Admission Euro 2,00
Vittoriano - Monument to King Victor Emanuel II
Imposing monument built in 1911 to celebrate the unification of Italy andwas dedicated to the King Victor Emanuel II. Contains the Tomb of the Unknow Soldier. It has been recently completely open to the public.
Piazza Venezia - phone 06 69 91 718
Hours: winter 9.30 - 17.30, summer 9.30 - 19.30, Mon closed. Admission free.
Basements of San Giovanni - Addolorata Hospital
Charming archaeological itineraries (2/4 hours) along the basements and the monumental courtyards of the hospital. It is possible to see: the "Villa degli Anni", the "Villa of Domitia Lucilla" and the "Villa of Licinio Sura".
Azienda Ospedaliera "Complesso Ospedaliero San Giovanni-Addolorata" Ufficio Speciale Obiettivo H2000 - Via dell'Amba Aradam, 9 - phone 06 77 05 30 11
Hours: Tue and Thu upon written request by fax at the n. 0677053495. Admission: free offering.
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