Villa Agrippina Gran Meliá

Rome, Italy
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The timeless heritage of the Roman deities, Villa Agrippina a Gran Meliá Hotel Rome

The expansive villa, built by Agrippina Major, evokes the luxurious lifestyle of the ancient Roman resort located between the Janiculum Hill and the Vatican which extended into the area where the Basilica of St. Peter now stands. 2000 years later. Villa Agrippina a Gran Melia Hotel, stands on the same historic site.

Activities

A lifetime isn't enough to see all of Rome. Villa Agrippina a Gran Meliá Hotel invites you to discover how our rich past has shaped our present. See the Eternal City like never before on a trip sure to be remembered for years to come.

AGRIPPINA MAJOR, THE FIRST TRUE EMPRESS OF ANCIENT ROME

This tour will start from the Horti, where Villa Agrippina a Gran Melia Hotel stands majestically in an almost identical position as part of the residence of the "Empress" Agrippina Major, a woman of great power whose image has all the characteristics of a myth. Leaving St. Peter’s and St. Angelo Castle crossing St. Angelo Bridge, we will reach the Ara Pacis. In the marble friezes of this altar, scenes of Rome’s foundation legends alternate with spaces featuring Augustus, his family members, friends, their children and wives. Nearby, the Mausoleum of Augustus is where the emperor was buried after his death in 14 CE. Several other members of the Julio-Claudian dynasty were also laid to rest inside the mausoleum, including Agrippina.

History and location

The city of Rome is unique in many ways: historical ruins, grandiose chapels, amazing food, all wrapped up in the richness of Italian culture.

Villa Agrippina a Gran Meliá Hotel will take you on a journey of its grounds, the Ager Vaticanus and Horti of Agrippina, wedged between the Tiber river and Trastevere, the Vatican and Prati neighbourhood and the Janiculum Hill. An amazing journey to discover the legendary heroes and architectural innovations that made Rome the capital of the greatest empire the world had ever seen. The past will come to life as you retrace history from ruins and palaces, until it becomes the largest and most complex work of art of the world.

Trans Tiberim, Trastevere: The Village within the City

Charming, cobblestoned Trastevere is the stomping grounds of real Rome locals. The smell of freshly baked bread, churches built with re-used materials from the thermal Baths of Caracalla, historical shops, cobblers, antiques and taverns, squares, alleys and amazing food to uncover with a local guide visiting the most relevant monuments and the most suggestive corners. Throughout the itinerary, the chance to explore the underground of the Church of San Crisogono (a huge venue from the 5th Century featuring astonishing frescoes) and a pharmacy founded by monks in the 17th Century, which still preserves original remedies, spices and balms and the furniture itself.

Price: Price on request

Booking: Minimum of 7 days in advance

Duration: Approximately 4 hours

The Jewish Quarter

Discover the Jewish Ghetto where boutique stores and kosher restaurants sit alongside picturesque historic buildings belying an enticing and rich history of the Jews in Rome. The itinerary starts from the foundation of the Ghetto by Paul IV in 1555 to reach the Roman age back in the past: the history of the area during the Roman epoch will be narrated by visiting the Museum of the Crypta Balbi (1st century A.D.) and Largo Argentina Rome’s “Area Sacra” (4th century B.C.), site of Julius Caesar’s Assassination.

Price: Price on request

Booking: Minimum of 7 days in advance

Duration: Approximately 3 hours

The caves of the Temple of Claudius and the Roman houses on Caelian

ADVENTURE TOUR

Even the most central areas of Rome can reveal unexpected surprises, as the Caelian hill, next to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, where archaeologists found some ancient tufa caves.

The spectacular entrance is through the monumental structures of the ancient temple of Claudius, partially preserved inside the garden of a convent. The temple, built in 54 A.D. by the Roman Emperor Claudius, hides a small stairway leading to the underground area, where it is possible to admire some small lakes. Once back on the surface, the visit will continue inside the miraculously preserved Roman Houses of the Caelian hill featuring beautiful frescoes.

Price: Price on request

Booking: Minimum of 7 days in advance

Duration: Approximately 3 hours

The Janiculum hill: The Belvedere, the Fountain of Acqua Paola, the Botanical Garden of Rome and Villa Farnesina

The Janiculum hill, a site steeped in history, features the most comprehensive and romantic view one can find in Rome. This itinerary provides access to the Fountain of Acqua Paola (called 'Il Fontanone' by Romans), followed by a visit to the Botanical Garden of Rome, established in 1660 by Pope Alexander VII but originating from the Vatican’s Simple Gardens dating back to the XIII Century, covering an area of 12 hectares between Lungara Street and the Janiculum Hill, part of the archaeological area called Ager Vaticanus in which Villa Agrippina is included as well. The visit ends with the splendid Villa Farnesina, a masterpiece boasting frescoes by great masters such as Raphael, Sebastiano del Piombo and Baldassare Peruzzi and surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Price: Price on request

Booking: Minimum of 7 days in advance/15 days if including the private visit of Villa Farnesina

Duration: Approximately 4 hours

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