Case romane del Celio

An extraordinary archaeological complex lies below the beautiful church of St. John and Paul, where, according to the tradition, the two saints, who lived here, were martyred under the Emperor Julian the Apostate.

 

Like a game of Chinese boxes we will find within this complex, which has been returned to the public in 2002 and kept in museums:

 

If we walk through the various frescoed rooms of this place right next the Coliseum and helped by our imagination and by the literary sources, we can reconstruct the daily lives of the real people that have taken place over the course of three centuries: an aristocrat, a poor citizen, Christian martyrs.

 

Details

duration 1 hour
type hypogeum
entrance ticket not included entrance ticket not included
special opening special opening (please let me know a few days in advance, because we need to ask for a special permission)
 
 

 

 

 

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