The Archaeological Park of the Tombs of Via Latina is an archaeological site in Rome located between Via Appia and Via Tuscolana and crossed by the ancient Via Latina. The ancient road traced by the Romans connected Rome to Capua, crossing the Lepini, Ausoni, Aurunci mountains, has maintained its importance throughout antiquity, even in the Middle Ages. The archaeological area of the Tombs of Via Latina is part of the Appia Antica Archaeological Park and is of great interest because it still preserves the original appearance of the Roman road at the height of the third mile with its important funerary complex dating back to the 2nd century. AD Entering the Archaeological Park of the Tombs of the Via Latina it is now possible to walk along a stretch of the original pavement of the road. With a pleasant walk you can admire the rich tombs dating back to the 1st-2nd century AD that overlooked the path, which still have perfectly preserved the colored decorations on the facades and inside vaults covered with painted plaster and stucco, frescoed walls with funerary scenes and rich mosaic floors, they are still substantially intact in their original context. From the road it is also possible to reach the Basilica of S. Stefano, a rare example of an early Christian church built under the pontificate of Leo the Great around the middle of the 5th century. Thanks to the recent restoration works it is now possible to access some of the most spectacular tombs: the so-called Barberini (or Corneli) tomb, the Valeri tomb, the Pancrazi tomb.

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Via dell'Arco di Travertino, 151
00178 Rome

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