Museums, Monuments and Archaeological Areas

Temple of Claudius (Tempio di Claudio)

The 4th wife of Claudius, Agrippina, decided to erect a temple in the honor of her husband died in 54 and deified. Her son emperor Nero interrupted the works and built on its site a nympheum from where the water supplied by aqueduct of Claudius-Nero was flowing into the lake of Nero's Domus Aurea (where Colosseum stand now). It was raised on the west side of the Celio but at...

Antiquarium Comunale del Celio (Antiquarian House of Celio)

It was built in 1890 by architect F.Azzurri and arranged by professor Rodolfo Lanciani. The necessity to create an antiquarium was caused by endless quantity of archeological material discovered in all parts of the city during the excavations begun by the Italian state. In 1929 it was reconstructed by Antonio Munoz, but seriously damaged in course of construction of the Roman...

Roman Houses and Antiquarium of Celio (Case Romane del Celio)

The Basilica of SS. Giovanni e Paolo stands over a complex comprising several Roman houses of different periods. According to tradition, this was the dwelling of John and Paul, both of whom, having suffered martyrdom by execution were buried on the site of their own house (362 AD). During the third century AD, these different properties were combined under a single owner and...

Arch of Dolabella and Silanus & Church of San Tommaso in Formis

Arch of Dolabella and Silanus (Arco di Dolabella e Silano) Originally Arch of Dolabella and Silanus (Arco di Dolabella e Silano) was one of the city entrances built in the walls protecting the city in Republican epoch and restored by Augustus. Dolabella and Silanus (10 A.D.) were the magistrates responsible for reconstruction of this gate which might bore the name Porta...

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...

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...