In the heart of ancient Rome, between the Colosseum and the Baths of Caracalla, there is an oasis of greenery and history on top of the Caelian Hill: Villa Celimontana. In the 500 was a vineyard, then became the lavish grounds of a noble villa, now houses the archaeological excavations, the remains of a Gothic temple and also the headquarters of the Italian Geographical Society.
The villa is not only idyllic retreat for a getaway from the busy city but also the mecca for all that jazz ‘s lovers is in Rome in the summer months. Villa Celimontana, in fact, is home from July to September, the most important jazz festivals in the city.
The Appia Antica is the Queen of Roads, a street that has made the history of Rome. An area that runs through the Roman countryside from the city center on the slopes of the Alban Hills.
An archaeological which passes through large villas and tombs, the Circus of Maxentius and the impressive Aqueduct a number of areas of great natural value as the Valley of the Caffarella and Tormarancia a catacomb complex that embraces the Jewish and Christian traditions.
The Appian Way can be seen at the base of the extraordinary ‘monument’ that was the road system of the Roman world. It was in fact the first of the so-called viae publicae, the major artery made by Rome to meet a specific need of technical and based on a clear strategic plan: put directly in connection with the Urbe the most important of its allied cities of Campania , Capua, when the Roman army tronava offensive during the Second Samnite War.