The Celian Hill is one of the seven hills of Rome

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Monte Celio, Rome

The Celian Hill is one of the seven hills of Rome.

The Celian Hill is one of the seven hills of Rome. You immediately see the church of San Gregorio Magno. On this site monks were trained before setting off as missionaries to England at the end of the 6th Century. Further up the hill is Santi Giovanni e Paolo. At this point it is difficult to believe you are in the middle of a major city. This church was built in 398 over the home of two Roman soldiers, John and Paul, who were martyred for their Christian beliefs in 362. Excavations show that there were several burials on the site, a risky business as burials were illegal at that time. After the church you come to the back entrance of the Villa Celimontana park (jazz festival nightly in late June-August).
















About Monte Celio

 Monte Celio, 00184 Rome, Italy

Monte Celio and Nearby Sights on Map

Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano

The Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano is an early Roman Catholic basilica dedicated to Pope St Clement, with a history dating back to the 1st century

San Clemente

A great little cathedral to visit, lovingly looked after by Irish Dominicans


One of the 7 wonders of the medieval world, the Colosseum is perhaps the most famous landmark in Rome

Santo Stefano Rotondo

Unusual and fascinating round church and the national church in Rome of Hungary

San Stefano Rotondo

Dating from the 5th Century this is believed to be the largest round church in the world

Arch of Constantine

The Arch of Constantine is a 4th century triumphal arch which was built to commemorate the victory of Constantine I, the first Christian emperor, over Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312 AD

San Pietro in Vincoli

The church of San Pietro in Vincoli or Saint Peter in Chains was built in the 5th century to house the chains (vincoli) that held St

Santa Pudenziana

A very ancient church named after a saint who was in 1969 removed from the Roman Catholic calendar of saints for the lack of details of her life

Colle Oppio

This is the attractive park on the hillside directly west of the Colosseum

Palatine Hill

The Palatine Hill contains the ruins of several large villas that belonged to wealthy Roman families