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These were the official cemetery of the Church of Rome in the 3rd century. Around half a million Christians were buried here, including dozens of martyrs and sixteen pontiffs. They take their name from the deacon St Callisto, who was appointed by Pope Zeffirinus to administer the cemetery in the early 3rd century.


Constantine’s building… In 313, the Edict of Milan put an end to the persecution of Christians.
To combat the Christians, the emperor Constantine encouraged the construction of the first basilica (Constantinian basilica) dedicated to the apostle Paul basilica (Constantinian basilica) dedicated to the Apostle to the Gentiles, who was beheaded in 67 AD, was buried in the burial area near the Via Ostiense.
The sacred building, open to the admiration of pilgrims, was erected outside the walls of Rome to preserve the remains of the Apostle.
to preserve the mortal remains of the apostle and martyr Saint Paul, pass on his memory and celebrate his cult.


San Giovanni in Laterano is the oldest of the Eternal City’s four main basilicas. It is the cathedral of the diocese of Rome and the official ecclesiastical seat of the Pope.

“Omnium urbis et orbis Ecclesiarum Mater et Caput. The mother of all the Churches of Rome and the world”. This is the name given to the papal archibasilica of Saint John Lateran, the cathedral church of Rome and the official ecclesiastical seat of the bishop, the Pope.

Flanked by saints and doctors of the Church, a 7-metre-high statue of Christ stands out against the sky, triumphantly displaying the Cross of Redemption. This is the cradle of our religious heritage. Built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century AD, Saint John Lateran is the first of Rome’s four major basilicas and the oldest in Christendom.



In Rome’s splendid Monti district, in the characteristic church of San Pietro in Vincoli, stands one of the greatest masterpieces of Italian art, Michelangelo’s Moses, of great skill and incomparable beauty.



“The Vatican, Museum of Museums not only houses the rich collections of art, archaeology and ethno-anthropology created by the Popes over the centuries, but also includes some of the most exclusive and artistically significant spaces in the Apostolic Palaces .
Even before tracing the history of the museum’s collections, the narrative cannot help but focus on the environments chosen at different times by the Popes as private places of residence or prayer. Starting, in chronological order, with the Niccolina Chapel and the Borgia Apartment.
During the first year of his pontificate, Pope Nicholas V Parentucelli commissioned Beato Angelico to decorate the private chapel in his flats, located in the Apostolic Palace. One of the greatest humanists of the time, the Pontiff commissioned the famous artist, along with the Dominican friar, to paint a cycle of frescoes dedicated to Saint Stephen and Saint Lawrence: On the walls, Beato Angelico depicted episodes from their lives, taken from the “Acts of the Apostles”.
The decorations, which seem rich in detail and cultivated quotations, make the Niccolina Chapel a perfect example of the conjunction between religious and humanist thought in fifteenth-century pictorial art.
Between 1995 and 1996, a masterly restoration was carried out on the works by Angelico that decorated Nicholas V’s former private prayer room.
Pope Alexander VI Borgia, who ascended the papal throne in 1492, chose to live in the most private wing of the Apostolic Palace and commissioned Bernardino di Betto, known as Pinturicchio, to decorate it. The work was completed in 1494 and a magnificent cycle of frescoes decorates the various rooms. On the death of the Pontiff, the rooms were abandoned. It was not until the end of the 19th century that the Borgia Apartment was opened to the public.
Today, most of the rooms commissioned by Pope Alexander VI are used to exhibit the Contemporary Art Collection inaugurated by Paul VI in 1973.


At the Capitoline Museums, in the garden of the Villa Caffarilli, the imposing life-size reconstruction of the Colossus of Constantine. The statue, some 13 metres high, was created using innovative reconstruction techniques based on the original 4th-century AD pieces housed in the Capitoline Museums.