Rome - Appia Antica - The Property, perfectly inserted inside the archaeological park of Appia Antica, about 300 meters from the tomb of Cecilia Metella and only 10 minutes from the Colosseum, is divided into two distinct bodies.
Both houses are located in a beautiful park with centuries-old plants with a swimming pool, garage and service apartments.
The main dwelling and a part of the park rest on an ancient basalt quarry, used in Roman times to derive the material suitable for road paving, this quarry has created a suggestive drop that consists of a small valley together with the lower portion of the garden. over one hectare, which has the entrance in via dei Metelli.
The main villa is spread over approximately 680 square meters on two levels.
At the garden level there is an entrance consisting of a Roman concrete vault and a very suggestive mosaic floor made with original ancient Roman tiles on a classic floral design.
From another entrance of the oval room one passes into the main hall, composed of three rooms of different sizes, which ends in an ancient Roman vaulted room of tuff with a mosaic floor: the environment, which today constitutes the dining room it is endowed with a mosaic from the Roman era depicting the great Macedonian leader, whose intense gaze refers to the strong personality and marked vitality of Alexander the Great handed down to us by Lisippo (official court portraitist) to whom the mosaic is freely inspired.
From this room, which also communicates with the kitchen, starts a staircase that walks in an ancient form of Roman concrete and leads to the balconies on the first floor, paved with black and white mosaics. Through the main staircase or a comfortable elevator you get to the upper floor where there is a library and the night area of the house, composed of 4 bedrooms with bathrooms and a dressing area.
The master bedroom has direct access to the terrace that overlooks the garden. The splendid spaces of the first floor are completed by a splendid winter garden of the fifties completely glazed.
In the wall of the villa there are two pedestrian entrances and two large driveways.
- The park -
In the upper garden there is a swimming pool with heated water where it is possible to swim even in winter.
- The second building -
The lawn road that connects the various levels of the park looks like an ancient Roman road formed by a double row of original period paving stones and leads to the second building.
This large loft, over 500 square meters, has a kitchen with a large professional hob, two fireplaces and a huge reception hall suitable for receptions which extends outwards in three pergolas.