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Case Romane del Celio

  • Clivio di Scauro Map It
  • Celio
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 03/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Formerly accessible only through the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, this important ancient Roman excavation was opened in 2002 as a museum in its own right. An underground honeycomb of rooms, the site comprises the lower levels of a so-called insula, or apartment block, the heights of which were a wonder to ancient Roman contemporaries. Through the door on the left of the Clivo di Scauro lane a portico leads to the Room of the Genie, where painted figures grace the walls virtually untouched over two millennia. Farther on is the Confessio altar of Sts. John and Paul, officials at Constantine's court who were executed under Julian the Apostate. Still lower is the Antiquarium, where state-of-the-art lighting showcases amphorae, pots, and ancient Roman bricks, with stamps so fresh they might have been imprinted yesterday.

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Clivio di Scauro, Rome, Latium, 00184, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • €6
  • Thurs.–Mon. 10–1 and 3–6

Published 03/30/2016


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