Villas and Gardens

Porta (Gate) Metronia

Porta (Gate) Metronia This gate was closed in the 12th century, as it didn't have any importance even at the time of its construction in the walls of Aurelian. Because of the increasing traffic pressure in the modern era are four main passages in addition to the original gate in the Aurelian Walls made. Formerly it was called Porta Querquetulana in the Republican walls around Rome. It was the...

Casino (Casina) of Cardinal Bessarione

Casino of Cardinal Bessarione (Casina del Cardinal Bessarione) was built in the 15th century and served as a summer house of famous cardinal Giovanni Bessarione. Rare example of a Renaissance suburban villa, it stands in an area rich of testimonies of the imperial republican era. At the junction between the via Appia and via Latina, at number 7 di Porta S. Sebastiano, stands a...