Via Appia Antica, once one of the most important roads in the world, dating back to 312BC. A wealth of ancient attractions, such as catacombs, and the more modern Cinecittà, where many famous films have been set.
This exceptional property is located in the heart of the Appia Antica Archaeological Park, a stone's throw from the imposing Tomb of Cecilia Metella, on one of the most majestic sections of this ancient Roman road. The converted villa, which once formed part of the medieval village of Caetani Castle, is a wonderful stone and brick structure that also boasts a large plot of land.
In fact, the garden is this property's pride and joy, designed and cared for with painstaking attention to detail. It features plants that mark the passing of the four seasons and all kinds of trees, shrubs and flowers that offer different looks and nuances depending on the time of year. Artfully sculpted terraces and hedges form an outdoor theatre that can accommodate up to 50 spectators, while a small gate invites visitors into a mysterious labyrinth.
The fully renovated villa is spread across two levels, with one floor dedicated to the living spaces and a large covered terrace that offers a breath taking view of the park and tomb.
The villa's elegant and refined interiors are laid out in a classic style, with marble floors featuring eye-catching geometric patterns and ceilings with exquisite stucco decorations.
The entrance opens onto a corridor with elegant wooden doors that lead to the various rooms: the large living room, sizeable study and well-lit bedroom are on one side, while a suite with a private bathroom, a dining room, a kitchen-diner and a charming bathroom with bathtub lie on the other side.
The villa also has a huge cellar that occupies the entire basement level. It boasts vaulted ceilings, a striking colonnade with brick arches, and an outdoor nymphaeum.