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The Villa of Maxentius is one of the most impressive archaeological sites of the Roman countryside. It is located inside the Park of Appia Antica between the second and third mile of the ancient Via and consists of three main buildings: the palace, the circus and a dynastic mausoleum, designed to celebrate the Emperor Maxentius, the unfortunate adversary of Constantine the Great in the battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312 AD. the most famous monument of the whole complex is the Circus of Maxentius, the only Roman circuses still well preserved in all its parts. Within a four-aligned on the ancient Appian Way, it stands the dynastic mausoleum, also known as the tomb of Romulus named Valerius Romulus, young emperor's son who was allegedly buried here. the Villa of Maxentius is part of the Shared System Museums and archaeological area is located near the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella.

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Via Appia Antica, 153
00178 Roma

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