"The Luxurious Villa Quintili on the Appian Way"

Past Live Lecture April 24th 2023 with Livia Galante

Come and Discover:


This villa, the largest in the Roman suburbs, belonged to two brothers from the Roman senatorial family of the Quintili, consuls in AD 151.

In AD 182, Emperor Commodus had the brothers put to death in order to confiscate their properties.

The villa became part of the imperial estate and it was used by other emperors, as portraits of the members of the Severan clan proves.

Recent excavations have brought to light the remains of luxurious decorations: in addition to living quarters and baths, the villa had buildings for spectacles, a large garden surrounded by porticoes and a spectacular nymphaeum visible from the Via Appia entrance, that was converted into a fortress during the medieval period.

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Livia Galante

is known around town as the “Queen of Ostia” having bowled over princes, prelates, politicians and people with her love and knowledge of the ancient site. Livia has her Doctorate in archeology from La Sapienza and is exceptional at making the ancient stones come to life and recount the stories of the ancients who tread on them, the technique of the engineers who laid them and the world that circulated around them. She describes herself as, “Italian by birth, Archaeologist by education, and Tour Guide by a passion to share beauty”!