"Via Merulana Street" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Monday 4th July 2011
It was open by Gregory XIII for the Holy Year 1575 and was originally named Via Gregoriana. The present name has a popular origin referring to the Merula family which had some territory possessions in this zone, or to the embattled (merlati) buildings once located here. Sixtus V used this street for his project of connection of the Roman Basilicas.
Via Merulana is Situated in San Giovanni area, just a few steps away from Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Oppian Hill Park, the famous Cathedral, near Fori Imperiali, Piazza Venezia. You can one can admire two of the four Basilicas of Rome: San Giovanni and Santa Maria Maggiore, in the vicinity of the Coliseum and Termini railway station.
Via Merulana Street
00185, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Esquilino (Termini - Via Nazionale) (Roma centro)
Via Merulana Street is Shown By "Map K Zone" As "67"
Transport: L'Obelisco is only 700 metres from Colosseo and it is well connected to Termini Station. When you are in Termini Station, get the way out on the large square Piazza dei Cinquecento, where there is the terminus. There you might get the bus 714 and get off at "Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano" stop. On the corner you can see a newsstand and in that way there is Via Merulana.