Index of Places

Church/ Basilica of St. Stephen in the Round (Santo Stefano Rotondo)

This Church or Basilica of St. Stephen in the Round on the Celian Hill (Chiesa di Santo Stefano Rotondo al Celio) doesn't have any other construction, adapted for religious needs, similar to it in Rome; its complex design was probably taken from eastern models or from the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, as well as ancient Roman buildings. It was dedicated to the...

San Giovanni Addolorata Hospital Complex at Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano

The Hospital Complex, "S. Giovanni - Addolorata" is on the Celio hill, an area of ancient Roman urban settlements. Under the existing buildings are still visible archaeological remains of great importance, among which of particular interest is the Villa of Domitian Lucilla, mother of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The complex is located in a downtown area of the city of Rome, Italy...

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...

Church of San Sisto Vecchio in Via Appia

The Church of San Sisto Vecchio in Via Appia (Chiesa di S.Sisto Vecchio a via Appia) existed already in the 5th century and was restored by Innocent III in the beginning of the 13th century. It was the first Roman convent of St Dominic, but after the saint moved to the church of S.Sabina in 1221, he founded here the first Roman monastery for nuns. From those times S.Sisto...

Church of Santi (SS.) Nereo and Achilleo

The Church of Santi (SS.) Nereo and Achilleo [SS. Nereo e Achilleo] grew on the site of the 4th century Oratory of the Fasciola, known as "Titulus Fasciolae" named from the bandage which is supposed to have fallen from the wounds of St Peter after his escape from the Mamertine prison. In 524 the oratory was transformed into a church by pope St John I, when he brought here the...

Piazzale (Square) Numa Pompilio

The square is dedicated to the 2nd legendary king of Rome Numa Pompilius, who speaking with a nymph Egiria in this zone, was founding inspiration for his politics of peace. At present this place is one of the most busiest traffic junctions in Rome. Here is situated an piece of ancient construction, which was probably a public toilet invented by Vespasian. On the other side...

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...