Mausoleum of Valerius Romulus

Rome, Italy

Valerius Romulus (c. 292/295 - 309) was the son of the Caesar and later usurper Maxentius and of Valeria Maximilla, daughter of Emperor Galerius. He was buried in a tomb along the Via Appia. The restored tomb stands within a grand sporting arena known as the Circus of Maxentius, itself part of a broader imperial complex built by the emperor Maxentius in the early fourth century AD.


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Founded: 309 AD
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Italy


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Tiziano Re Fraschini (4 months ago)
Bellissimo....vale la pena....potrebbe avere orari piu''accessibili e prezzo piu'!!
Luca Alessandri (4 months ago)
tommaso grenga (5 months ago)
Al momento non è ancora aperto al pubblico; da quanto mi è stato detto dovrebbe essere accessibile nei primi mesi del 2019. Il mausoleo nasce come luogo di sepoltura di Costantino; ma a causa dell'improvvisa morte della madre, nel 328 d.c. le cederà il complesso e anche il sarcofago di granito rosso che possiamo ammirare ai musei vaticani. Qualche piccola curiosità: Alla sinistra del mausoleo, osservando la chiesa al suo interno, c'è un piccolo muretto; sarà alto poco meno di 1 metro; questo è quel che rimane della basilica costantiniana che faceva parte del complesso. La denominazione Torpignattara deriva dal fatto che nel medioevo il mausoleo era stato sopraelevato con una torre e a causa di un cedimento alcune parti erano crollate; lasciando esposte una serie di "pignatte" che servivano per ridurre il materiale da costruzione e allegerire, ma senza pregiudicare, la resistenza di tutta la struttura. Queste pignatte sono ancora visibili sulla sommità del mausoleo.
Andrea A. Amatulli (7 months ago)
L'attrazione principale di Villa De Sanctis Park. È senz'altro un grande piacere potersi allenare a Villa De Sanctis Park e al contempo poter ammirare il grande Mausoleo di Sant'Elena. Al suo interno si trova una chiesetta con le catacombe dei Santi Martiri Marcellino e Pietro.
Master Chief Tshepiso R (17 months ago)
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