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Ruine dell’antico Tempio dei SS. Pietro e Marcellino (Book 3)

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The plate by Giuseppe Vasi
Today's view
The chapel

The Plate (No. 50 - ii)

Ruine dell’antico Tempio dei 
SS. Pietro e Marcellino

Three miles off Porta Maggiore along the ancient Via Labicana (now Casilina), the remains of the hoctagonal Monument of the Empress Helena (mother of Costantinus) have inside a little chapel honouring SS. Pietro e Marcellino. The ruins are called Tor Pignattara and the area was and is named after them (see 1911 small map here below).

Small View


The Ruins today

In the vast eastern suburbs of Rome, Tor Pignattara is almost hidden by modern buildings. Everything is cheap and new, then unexpectedly one comes across an old gate and, behind that, history.

The Chapel

The Chapel

The tiny baroque chapel in the large circular tower is the entrance to extensive catacombs.

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