Rome, the Eternal City, is a treasure trove of treasures of high artistic value, historical and cultural. The story, through the centuries, has left indelible mark of his passage. It gave us testimonies of life and cultures that have lived in the city. The monuments in Rome are not only inside but also outside the city. They constitute the true wonders visited with public transport on the occasion of the Jubilee.
The Catacombs of Rome are considered one of the wonders of Rome. They represent a cross-section of the Christian religion marked by the suffering of not being able to express their faith freely. At first, these underground places were used to lay the martyrs of the faith. Subsequently, many Christians wanted to be buried next to them as they considered it an honor. The catacombs were built outside the city of Rome, because the law forbade the burial of the dead within the walls.
The monumental complex of Saint Agnes consists of: Catacombs, Basilica of Constantine, the Mausoleum of Santa Costanza and Honorius Basilica. The martyr Agnes was buried in this place, as a result, became more and more used to bury the dead Christians. The Basilica now remain only the walls. The Mausoleum of Santa Costanza is an interesting artistic site outside the city of Rome for both the architecture baptistery for the mosaics kept inside. The Basilica of St. Agnes was built by Pope Honorius on the tomb of St. Agnes.
St. Paul Outside the Walls, one of the Seven Churches, was built on the tomb of the saint. Interesting are the ciborium, the apse and transept rich mosaics. On either side of the nave are decorated chapels. It is located near the site said “The three fountains”. The place where the martyr was tortured and beheaded. The structure, outside the city of Rome, is the only entrusted to the Trappist abbey of Rome that has this title.
The Basilica of San Lorenzo outside the walls is a very thick site outside the city of Rome. It was built by Constantine I as a place cemetery near the tomb of St. Lawrence, a martyr of the church. Later, it was finely decorated with frescoes and mosaics. Today, the Basilica housing the tombs of San Lorenzo, Alcide De Gasperi and five popes.