The Roman villa at Monna Felice is located in the municipality of Civitavecchia, take its name from homonymus resort. The building is located on a small hill and covers an area of 3000 sq. m. The villa has a rectangular (21m x 50m) and the excavation made (O. Toti, 1965) appears to be internally divided by sixteen rooms. The outer walls are built with large square blocks of sandstone (locally known as scaglia(flake)) which sometimes rest of the walls in smaller chunks. The thickness of the wall is about 50cm and the interior walls were plastered. The floors were of three types, opus signinum (earthenware) for the kitchen and opus tassellatum for the thermal environment (tepidarium and calidarium), sandstone slabs to the olive mill (torcular olearium) and clay to the stables (horses and cows). Some walls in opus quasi reticulatum and opus caementicium which puts this country villa dating from the first century B.C. to first century A.D. Nearby is an underground tank and through channels carved into the rock was filled with rainwater. A road connecting the house to the nearby Via Aurelia and the statio of Algae equipped with a commercial port. After excavation, the ruins of building were buried to protect them, but with the intention to perform a restoration that never happened.



       


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