The Imperial Villa of Nero is the most famous monument in Anzio. In all probability, the villa was much larger than the ruins that can be visited today.
Villa of Nero Anzio
Address, opening hours and entrance fee
The address of the Villa di Nerone is Via della Fanciulla D’Anzio – Anzio (tel. +39 0698499479). Entrance: Free. Opening Hours: 15 September to 30 May from 10.30 to 12.30 and from 16.00 to 18.00; from 1 to 30 June from 17.30 to 19.30; from 1 July to 20 August from 18.00 to 20.00; from 21 August to 14 Septembe from 17.00 to 19.00. Closed on Monday.
History Villa of Nero Anzio
The Villa di Nerone was built in the Republican period, according to a perfectly symmetrical project. Nero had this original construction levelled with the ground in order to be able to be able to build a much larger complex.
In the course of time, different owners had various modifications and extensions made to the complex.
The first major occupant of the Villa di Nerone was probably Emperor Augustus.
The best preserved and most interesting remains of the villa are formed by the floors, sometimes made of simple stones but more often of precious marble.
In the park of the villa there were also other buildings, which were connected to the villa itself by lanes and porticoes.