Explore the ancient Roman villa of the Quintilii brothers on the Via Appia Antica on a 3-hour guided tour of Rome. Follow in the footsteps of Commodus, the evil emperor of the "Gladiator" movie, and learn about his assassination in 192 AD.
What to Expect
Travel back in time on an immersive tour of the Villa dei Quintilii, located on Rome's Via Appia Antica and the site of the assassination of Commodus in 192 AD.
Learn more about the cultured Quintilii brothers, whose beautiful villa was the envy of a Roman Emperor hell-bent on taking possession of it for himself. Hear how Commodus, the evil emperor from the movie "Gladiator" confiscated the house in a rather bloody fashion.
Marvel at the ruins and wide open spaces of the site just beyond the boundaries of Rome. Learn more about the Appia Antica, one of the earliest and most strategic roads of the Roman Republic. The area has been state-owned since 1986 and is still under excavation. See the ancient heating system of the residential rooms, and the grandiose nymphaeum that overlooked the "Queen of Roads."
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