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Abbazia delle Tre Fontane


To the east of the Tre Fontane sports facilities lies a haven of ancient, eucalyptus-scented green, with three churches commemorating the points where St...

Via Acque Salvie 1

Catacombe di Domitilla


These catacombs are found on land once belonging to Flavia Domitilla, wife of a first-century consul, banished to the island of Ponza for her faith. The...

Via delle Sette Chiese 282

Catacombe di Priscilla


This two-storey second-century AD burial place contains bas-reliefs and frescoes, including what is believed to be the first-ever depiction of Mary.

Via Salaria 430

Catacombe di San Callisto


These are Rome's largest catacombs. Buried in the 29km (18 miles) of tunnels were nine popes (venerated in a chapel known as il piccolo Vaticano), dozens of...

Via Appia Antica 78, 110 & 126

Catacombe di San Sebastiano


The name 'catacomb' originated in this spot, where a complex of underground burial sites situated near a tufa quarry was described as being kata kymbas -...

Via Appia Antica 136

Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella


This colossal cylinder of travertine is the final resting place of, and unusual tribute to, a woman who linked two major families in late first century BC...

Via Appia Antica 161