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Villa Celimontana

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The Villa Celimontana and the gardens that surround it sit on one of the ancient seven hills of Rome, the Caelian Hill (Celio in Italian), and the area is a peaceful oasis from the busy city.

The villa itself dates from the 16th century, though it has been modified significantly over the centuries. It was originally called the Villa Mattei after the family for whom it was built, and housed the Mattei family’s art collection. Today, the villa belongs to the Italian Geographic Society.

The gardens around the Villa Celimontana contain some ancient Roman ruins that date back to the 1st century AD, and some of the Mattei family’s collection of ancient artifacts are now on display throughout the grounds. There’s also a relatively small obelisk in the garden that has Egyptian hieroglyphics on it.

Inside the Villa Celimontana today visitors can see some of the historic maps and other documents kept by the Italian Geographic Society. There are also rooms in the villa that have beautiful frescoes and mosaics that were added in the 17th century.

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Sunrise to sunset
Via della Navicella, Rome, Lazio, 00184
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The Original Vatican Dome Climb, Basilica & Vatican Vault

The Original Vatican Dome Climb, Basilica & Vatican Vault

Reach the top of Michelangelo's magnificent dome on this unique tour of remarkable architecture and adventure! Views of the vast city of Rome know no end, stretching tendril-like to the blue Tyrrhenian Sea and green Castelli Romani hills. Very few tourists climb so high to see so far! At the summit, after a combination climb of steps and elevator, the sky's the limit! Back on terra firma we take a break before entering St. Peter's Basilica, a triumph of art and architecture unmatched anywhere else on earth, where Bernini's brilliance and Michelangelo's genius rise above Papal tombs and the perceived necropolis of St. Peter himself. This tour of two parts avoids the crowds every step of the way!
  • 2 hours

Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Villa Celimontana hours of operation?
Villa Celimontana hours of operation: Sunrise to sunset. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Should I book Villa Celimontana tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Villa Celimontana can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
How much does it cost to visit Villa Celimontana 2022?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Villa Celimontana costs USD 55.19. Guided Villa Celimontana tours start around USD 55.19 per person.
What''s the best way to experience Villa Celimontana?
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