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Capo di Bove is an archaeological site on the Via Appia Antica about 500 meters away from the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella. It contains the baths of a large landed property which probably belonged to Herodes Atticus and his wife Annia Regilla in the 2nd century. The excavations in the area have brought to light the remains of the thermal plant of which dozens of rooms are visible, mosaic and colored marble floors, hydraulic tanks, the sewer system and portions of the coatings in marble slabs and painted plaster. . The garden has been redesigned with the planting of new tree species, the creation of an articulated pedestrian path and the setting up of an effective lighting system. The main building, originally for residential use, has been adapted to the new public function: it houses offices, a conference room, hosts photographic and artistic exhibitions, cultural events, educational meetings and houses the Archives and Library of Antonio Cederna, the father of the environmental movement in Italy that fought so much for the protection of the Via Appia Antica. The building, which stands on the Roman cistern that fed the baths, has a characteristic curtain wall of ancient salvaged materials, built in the 1950s.

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Via Appia Antica, 222
00178 Rome

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