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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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