Cisterna romana

Roman cistern

The Roman cistern at Affile is a rectangular shape (measuring roughly 3 x 17 M), covered by a barrel vault with very thick walls. The submerged lower floor is entirely filled [...]
Castrum e mura poligonali

Castrum and polygonal walls

A fortified complex, built on the western hill of Affile and independent of the settlement then present on the hill that now hosts San Pietro, the first mention of [...]

Albano Laziale

Le antiche terme romane di Cellomaio

Baths of Caracalla (or Cellomaio)

This impressive building complex of Albano Lazio was already known in ancient times as the palace of the legendary king Ascanio, son of Aeneas and founder of Alba [...]

Cisternone (Large Cistern)

The large cistern, known as the “cisternone” was built in Albano Laziale by the Architects of the II Second Parthian Legion to provide a water supply for their camp [...]

Castra Albana

It was built by the Emperor Settimius Severus around 202 AD to house the approximately 6000 men of the Legio II Parthica. The Castra had an imposing square defensive wall, with [...]
Catacombe di San Senatore

San Senatore Catacombs

These catacombs are located along the Appian Way,15 miles out of Rome on the site of an earlier pozzolana quarry. The founding of the cemetery in the ancient quarry took [...]
Sepolcro degli Orazi e Curiazi

The Sepulchre of the Horatii and Curiatii

The monument is unique for its history encrusted with myth and legend and owing to its architecture, which is often found in the Etruscan tombs in Volterra. The monument is entirely [...]
Anfiteatro Severiano

Severiano Amphitheatre

The Severiano amphitheatre in Albano Laziale was built by the craftsmen of the Albana Legion during the first years of the 3rd C. A.D. on the North Eastern [...]
Villa ai Cavallacci

Roman Villa “ai Cavallacci”

The villa, that is still being excavated, in addition to a considerable range of wall structures and rooms with mosaic and polychrome marble floors, has also proven to be [...]
Villa Imperiale

Imperial Villa

A villa built by Pompey between 61 and 58 BC, thanks to the wealth accumulated during the Mithridatic war. It was passed on to his son Sextus, then into the [...]

Anguillara Sabazia

Mura Santo Stefano

Walls of Santo Stefano

The monumental complex of the Walls of Santo Stefano constitute one of the most important historical remains of the Roman period (2nd C. A.D.) in the territory [...]


Villa di Nerone

Nero’s villa

Many villas were built along the coast of Anzio, the best known of which is certainly that of Nero. The dwelling emperor stretched on Capo d'Anzio along a coastal [...]
Teatro romano

Roman Theatre

p>The remains of the ancient RomanTheatreare still visible on the Santa Teresa hill at Anzio, built during Roman times [...]

Arcinazzo Romano

Villa Traiano

Trajan’s Villa

The Villa of Emperor Trajan in Arcinazzo Romano is an extremely important archeological site.   The structure is vast and is one of the [...]


Subterranean Christian Oratory

In the Campetto area of Ardea, in front of the medieval ditches, there is a very interesting underground crypt. This was an ancient pagan sanctuary which later became [...]


Mura ciclopiche

Cyclopean walls

The Cyclopean (or polygonal) walls that surround many villages of the Southern Lazio region were built over two thousand years ago. They were made using such huge blocks of [...]


Mura Poligonali

Polygonal Walls

The polygonal walls found in Bellagra could be the proof that this municipality stands on the place where once the ancient Vitellia was founded, probably by the Aequi [...]

Canale Monterano

Terme di Stigliano

Stigliano Spa

The first evidence of the existence of Stigliano - who are in the territory of the town of Canale Monterano - date back to Etruscan times. In Roman [...]


Canterano_Mura ciclopiche

Cyclopic Walls

p>The polygonal walls in Canterano are located near what is now the town’s cemetery in the Chiastra district and are a reminder of the town’s ancient history, seeing [...]


Capena_Lucus Feroniae

Lucus Feroniae

Lucus Feroniae is an archaeological site located in the municipality of Capena on the via Tiberina, on the border with the council of Fiano Romano and the toll [...]

Necropolis of S.Martino delle Saliere di Monte Corazzano

There are a few necropolis dotted around the hill of the ancient city of Capena. To the north, there is the monumental necropolis of S. Martino [...]
Villa dei Volusii

Volusii Villa

The Volusii villa is one of the largest in the Roman area: it was discovered in 1960 during the construction of the Autostrada del Sole and today [...]

Castel Gandolfo

Castelgandolfo_Ninfeo Bergantino

Bergantino Nymphauem (Diana’s Bath)

Also known as Diana’s Baths, the Bergantino Nymphauem in Castel Gandolfo is half way between the Doric Nymphaeum and the Albano Effluent, on the western shore of the [...]
Castelgandolfo_Ninfeo Dorico

Doric Nymphaeum

The first site one comes across as one descends from Castel Gandolfo towards the lake is the Doric Nymphaeum, located in a higher position compared to the other [...]
Castelgandolfo_ Villa di Clodio

Villa Clodio

p>These are the remains of a Roman villa built during the Republican Age and located on the 15th mile of the Via Appia, at kilometre 23 of [...]

Castel San Pietro Romano


Colonna Fortress

On the top of Mount Ginestro stand the remains of a fortress. Its origin is believed to date back to the 10th C. A.D. when Pope John [...]

Cerreto Laziale

Cerreto_mura poligonali

Cisterns and polygonal walls

In the vicinity of Cerreto Laziale, in the Fonte Farolfa and Arnale districts there are visible remains of polygonal walls dating back to the Roman Republican Age. There [...]


Borgo Ceri

Village of Ceri

On a spur of volcanic tuff, in the municipality of Cerveteri, appears the medieval village of Ceri. A crown of embattled walls embraces its ancient houses facing the [...]
Cerveteri_ Terme Aquae Caeretane

Aquae Caeretane Baths

In the summer of 1988 in the hamlet of Pian della Carlotta near Cerveteri, while attempting to identify a site that SAEM was then investigating, an exceptional discovery [...]
Cerveteri_Necropoli della Banditaccia

Etruscan Necropolis of the Banditaccia

The monumental Banditaccia Necropolis, elected part of the World Heritage by the Unesco, lies on a a tufa plateau that is about 10 km long. The [...]
Cerveteri_Necropoli del Sorbo

Etrusca Necropolis of Sorbo and S.Paolo

Very little remains of the Sorbo necropolis, now almost entirely buried under modern buildings. A few “dice” shaped tombs have remained and the famous Regolini-Galassi tomb. [...]


Civitavecchia_Terme di Traiano

Taurine (or Trajan) Baths

Previously mentioned in Rutilius Claudius Namatianus’ travel diaries (416 A.D.), the Taurine (or Trajan) Thermal Baths stand isolated on a hill shrouded in [...]

Fiano Romano

Villa dei Volusii

Volusii Villa

The Volusii villa is one of the largest in the Roman area: it was discovered in 1960 during the construction of the Autostrada del Sole and today [...]



Port Necropolis

Dating back to the period between the 2nd and 3rd C. AD, it is considered among the most well-known out of earth burial ground of the Roman [...]
Basilica paleoscristiana di S.Ippolito

Paleochristian Basilica of Saint Hippolytus

Tradition claims that Saint Hippolytus, following his appointment as Bishop by Pope Callixtus I in the year 221, was later thrown into a well in 229 while celebrating [...]


The Catacomb of Monte Stallon

The Catacomb of Monte Stallone is a Christian tomb, dated around the fourth or fifth century AD and built inside a hill (the so-called Monte Stallone) about a [...]

Gallicano nel Lazio

Roman Aqueducts

The territory of Gallicano is crossed by the remains of as many as four ancient Roman aqueducts which descend from the upper Aniene valley. Anio Vetus (272-270 a.C.) Aqua [...]


Genazzano_Acquedotto romano

Roman Aqueduct

In the luxuriant Elcini Park in Genazzano one can still make out the remains of an ancient Roman aqueduct, restored by the Colonna family as a water supply [...]


Grottaferrata_Catacombe ad Decimum

Ad Decimum catacombs

The Paleo-Christian underground cemetery is located on the 10th mile of the ancient via Latina (equivalent to today's via Anagnina), in the vicinity of Grottaferrata. [...]


Ladispoli_Villa romana di Marina di Palo

Roman Villa in Marina di Palo

The discovery of a large number of items belonging to a villa of the Imperial period (1st – 2nd C. AD.) dates back to 1867: a small [...]


Lanuvio_Tempio di Giunone Sospita

The Temple of Juno Sospita (the Saviour)

Built on the acropolis of the ancient original city the sanctuary was comprised of a series of monumental structures. It was almost completely destroyed in the 5th [...]



Orsini Nymphaeum

Just a few steps from Horatius' Villa stands a semicircular “nymphaeum” measuring 23 metres in diameter. It was built by excavating part of the hill. On the right one [...]
Licenza-Villa d'Orazio

Horace’s Villa

Couched in the lush green countryside of the Licenza Valley stand the remains of the Villa that in all likelihood is the one Maecenas donated to Horace, [...]


Marino_ Mitreo


The very ancient cult dedicated to the Persian God Mithra, very popular in Asia Minor, spread quickly to Rome and throughout Western Europe [...]


Nemi_Navi romane

Roman ships

In the 1st C. A.D. the emperor Caligula had two gigantic flat keeled ships built on lake Nemi. The vessels were [...]
Nemi_Emissario artificiale

Artificial Roman effluent

The slopes of the crater that contains Lake Nemi also conceal an important work of hydraulic engineering: an artificial effluent that probably dates back to the 5th C. [...]
Nemi_Tempio di Diana Nemorense

Temple of Diana Nemorensis

The Temple of Diana was couched in a wood on the shores of Lake Nemi, also known as Diana’s mirror and considered a sacred place by the [...]
Nemi_Villa di Cesare

Caeser’s Villa

Julius Caesar had a villa built on the opposite shore to where the Temple of Diana stood, but because the [...]


Astura Tower

During Medieval times, at the mouth of the Astura river, 5 km. south of Nettuno, there was the site of an ancient roman port. Out of the [...]


Palestrina_Villa imperiale di Adriano

Hadrian’s imperial villa at Palestrina

The monumental complex of Hadrian’s Imperial Villa lies roughly a mile away from the famous temple dedicated to the roman goddess of Fortuna Primigenia in Palestrina, [...]

The Forum of Praeneste

The civil forum of Praeneste was once the centre of the Roman town and and was situated around the present-day Piazza Regina Margherita and below the Cathedral of [...]
Palestrina_Santuario della Fortuna Primigenia

Sanctuary of the Fortuna Primigenia

The sanctuary of Fortuna Primigenia, is a magnificent sacred complex, dedicated to the goddess Fortuna, which dates back to the end of 2nd century B.C. It is highly likely [...]

Rignano Flaminio

Rignano Flaminio_Catacomba di Santa Teodora

Santa Teodora Catacomb

 The Paleo-Christian cemetery of Rignano, which according to legend was instituted on the estate of the matron Teodora at the 28th mile of the via Flaminia, [...]

Rocca di Papa

Rocca di Papa_Via Sacra

Sacred way

The Sacred Way, which dates back to the 7th C. AD., and is one of the best preserved monuments of Roman antiquity. Very much used at the [...]
Rocca di Papa_Tempio di Giove

Jupiter’s Temple

The Mons Albanus (currently known as Monte Cavo) is the highest of the Alban hills and was part of the territory inhabited by the Latins, who held this [...]

San Cesareo

San Cesareo_ Via Labicana

Via Labicana

During the course of archaeological investigations by the Archaeological Superintendency of Lazio for the construction of the motorway link between Fiano and San Cesareo, a stretch of [...]
San Cesareo_Villa di Massenzio


To the east of the Colle della Villetta lie the ruins of a large Roman building, known in the 19th C. as the Torraccia or San Cesareo [...]

Santa Marinella

Santa Marinella_La peschiera di Punta della Vipera

The Fishery at Punta della Vipera

t kilometre 66 of the Via Aurelia, at the hamlet of Punta della Vipera at Santa Marinella, one can make out a large fishery, in an excellent state of preservation, built [...]
Santa Marinella_Castrum Novum

Castrum Novum

A Roman maritime colony, founded in 246 BC., it was built to protect the northern coastal area around Ceri. Located right on the sea at km. 64,000 of the [...]
Santa Marinella_Pyrgi

Archaeological Area of Pyrgi

The site of which the ancients have only passed down its name in its Greek version Pyrgoi (“the towers”) was one of the three ports of the Etruscan Caere (currently [...]
Santa Marinella_mura poligonali

Polygonal Walls

The presence of a circuit of polygonal walls that rise out of the plain of the countryside, only partially incorporated in the perimeter walls of the Renaissance village of Santa Severa (in [...]
Santa Marinella_Villa Guardiole

Roman Villa of the Guardiole

At km. 64.600, by the 'fosso delle Guardiole' lie the remains of a thermal bath complex and other interesting structures belonging to a seaside Roman villa which boasted [...]


Segni_Mura poligonali

Cyclopean Walls

The municipality of Segni still retains its majestic city of cyclopean walls whose setting goes back perhaps to sec. VI. C. It is a finding largely well preserved; [...]
Segni_ Cisterna romana

Roman cistern

Believed to be very ancient – perhaps even as early as the 3rd century - the Roman Cistern in Segni was once used as a reservoir for water for human consumption.   It [...]


Villa Adriana

It was built between 125 and 134 A.D.  to the South-West of Tivoli by Emperor Hadrian, as his imperial residence outside Rome, and covers an area (80/120 hectares) greater [...]

The Roman Amphitheatre of Bleso

Discovered in 1948, during the construction of a highway, the Roman Amphitheater in Tivoli Bleso only today has been completely excavated and restored. The theater is already mentioned in [...]

Sybil Temple

Which divinity the temple was dedicated to is not exactly clear, whether it was Tibur, or Hercules, or Vesta or Alburnea, the Tiburtine Sibyl. The temple has been dated at [...]

Temple of Vesta

The round based temple of Vesta, with its 18 Corinthian order fluted columns (of which only 10 remain) and a peristyle covered by a travertine coffered ceiling, dates back [...]


Valmontone_Catacombe e Basilica di Sant'Ilario

Catacombs and Basilica di Sant’Ilario

Among the most important Paleo-Christian – early Medieval monuments in the Lazio region, the complex is comprised of the necropolis with various precious catecombs and the Sant'Ilario Basilica that was [...]


Vicovaro_Mura ciclopiche

Ciclopean Walls

The Cyclopean walls run along the southern part of the town of Vicovaro, towards the river Aniene, in the Porta Pej (Porta Feet). Date from the fourth century [...]


Zagarolo_Villa romana

Roman Villa

An important structure, located in the hamlet of Palazzolo, between San Cesareo and Zagarolo, it is essentially comprised of the remains of a Roman villa of which three rooms are [...]
Zagarolo_Tondo gladiatorio

Gladiatorial circle

The gladiatorial circle in Zagarolo is a small amphitheatre, used as a training gym for gladiators. The elliptically shaped building was made out of cement and opus reticolatum panelling around the [...]

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