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  • Roma
    Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

Roma
Archaeological sites

 

As a result of the DPCM of January 15, 2021, the site will be closed until a later date.

The archaeological Area of the church of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem is located just inside the old Aurelian walls of Rome. It is possible to see the remains of the imperial residence which was built between the late second and early third century A.D.. As well as holding various monuments in a large garden, the extensive villa grounds also house the ruins of the Castrense amphitheatre, which was probably built under the Emperor Heliogabalus (218-222 A.D.). The only other example of an amphitheatre apart from the Colosseum to be found in Rome, it had a capacity of 3 500 spectators. Also located in the archaeological park is the Circus Varianus , an enormous structure (577m. long) the remains of which can be seen near the cloisters of the church of the Holy Cross . Various parts of the imperial palace, which was enlarged by the Emperor Constantine and his mother, Elena, are still visible, including the back wall  and part of the imposing apse which formed the civic basilica, so-called "Temple of Venus and Cupid", and various domus (houses) which were probably used by the courtiers. Several splendid black and white floor mosaics have been found in these houses while in one particular house colourful wall frescoes have been recently excavated.

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How to reach the site

Rome, P.zza Santa Croce in Gerusalemme 
in front of the Kounellis gate



Metro: Line A stop San Giovanni o Manzoni
Bus: n.571 and 649 Via Carlo Felice 
Tram: Line 3 stop Viale Carlo Felice

Services and Accessibility

educational tours for individuals
accessible site
  • As a result of the DPCM of January 15, 2021, the site will be closed until a later date.

Info and Reservation

+39 0639967702

Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

Roma

Coopculture

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Didactic tours

Individuals
  • INDIVIDUALS GUIDED TOURS
    • 7 and 21 November 2020
      2.00 pm - 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm
      maximum 15 participants per hour
       
    • November 14, 2020
      19.00 - 20.00 - 21.00
      maximum 15 participants per hour

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Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

Roma

Coopculture

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