Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella   9525
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Location: Roma (Via Appia Antica)      by: Giuseppe Marzulli
Area: Italy      Date: 18 August 2015

The Tomb of Caecilia Metella (Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella) is a mausoleum located just outside Rome at the three mile marker of the Via Appia. It was built during the 1st century BC to honor Caecilia Metella who was daughter of a consul and wife of a quaestor.
The Tomb of Caecilia is one of the most well known and well preserved monuments along the Via Appia Antica.

The tomb was visited by Goethe in 1786. Goethe wanted to be portrayed in a famous painting with this tomb in the background.


It was also visited by Goethe...
2019/02/05 00:11 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Very cool clouds in the sky - perhaps an artifact of the panoramic projection... Did Goethe ride a Vespa or Roller at the time when he travelled here?
2019/02/05 00:36 , Augustin Werner
Thanks. I tried to warm up the sky a little.
The scooter is not from Goethe....
2019/02/05 01:04 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Goethe in one of his books says he visited this place.
He did not visit it on a scooter, but, in a sense, he took a selfie....
2019/02/05 12:28 , Giuseppe Marzulli
There is a painting in which Goethe....
2019/02/05 19:54 , Giuseppe Marzulli
I did not know the building, although it should be known. But I work only about 1km away from the painting. Googling from Tischbein to Cecilia Metella is then not that hard. Cheers, Martin
2019/02/05 21:57 , Martin Kraus
Ok Martin. This is Goethe's selfie ;-)

Jokes apart, it is a famous painting.
The round tower in the background in the center of the painting is that of this building (to the left), as it was in the days of Goethe.
2019/02/05 22:12 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Agree that all credits go to Wikipedia, not to Google.
2019/02/05 22:29 , Martin Kraus
I can add that the Via Appia Antica is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful places in Rome. It's a long way to go, but it's worth it.
2019/02/06 20:03 , Giuseppe Marzulli

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