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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
Just off the steps leading from the Capitoline hill down to the Roman Forum, the Mamertine Prison was waiting for anyone thought to pose a threat to the...
Clivio Argentario 1
Just inside the Porta Settimiana is an unassuming house, now a restaurant, with a pretty window high on the façade and a granite column embedded in its...
Via di Santa Dorotea 20
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
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
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
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
Part of the Museo Nazionale Romana, the Crypta Balbi is often overlooked on travellers' itineraries. It's a pity: not only does it display one of Rome's...
Via delle Botteghe Oscure 31
By the early second century BC, Rome had outgrown its old port. In 193 BC, construction began on a new structure, the Emporio, in what is now Testaccio....
Four ephebes (adolescent boys) cavort around the base of one of Rome's loveliest fountains, gently hoisting tortoises up to the waters above them. According...
The bizarre statue of a winged hero slaughtering an ox atop the Mattatoio (slaughterhouse) leaves little doubt about its mission. Hailed as Europe's most...
Piazza Guistiniani/via di Monte Testaccio
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
This 36-metre-high (120-foot-high) 'mountain' covered by scruffy plants is a quirky sidebar to the commercial might of the Roman Empire in the second and...
Via Zabaglia 24
Booking is essential for Planetarium shows.
Piazza G Agnelli 10
Great ancient columns and a marble frontispiece, held together with rusting iron braces, now form part of the church of Sant'Angelo in Pescheria. They were...
Via Portico d'Ottavia