The Seven Halls

Rome, Italy

The Seven Halls, or Sette Sale, is the name of the complex of cisterns located on the Oppian Hill. Previously believed to be connected to Nero's Domus Aurea, they were later found to be a large cistern supplying the Baths of Trajan. The cisterns were fed by a branch of the Trajanic Aqueduct. Found beneath the complex were the remains of a grotto lined with slabs of marble belonging to the Domus Aurea. In the fourth century CE, a domus was built on top of the complex, likely from a building used to service the tank itself. In the Middle Ages, the northernmost chambers were used as catacombs.

The complex, still quite well preserved, is built into the side of the Oppian Hill, shaped to conform to the terrain. The cisterns comprise nine (not seven) parallel chambers. The name Seven Halls comes from the fact that, when the complex was noted in the mid-18th century, only seven chambers were recognized.

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Via Mecenate 6, Rome, Italy
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Founded: c. 100 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy

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Claudia Molina (18 months ago)
Tranquilo. Cerca del metro y lugares de atracción
Adam Havránek (19 months ago)
Great place where to stay for visiting Rome. Modern, clean and comfy.
astrid miranda (2 years ago)
bright, clean and spacious room (and bathroom). cozy bed and pillow. easy access to public transportation; bus/ tram stop is just around the corner (less than 5 mins walk!), metro station is 10 mins walk. near vatican, you can walk to vatican museum or st peter square. there's a laundromat nearby if you need to do your laundry. lots of places to eat nearby. overall, it's a prefect place to stay in Rome. oh, the owner is great too. don't forget that there's a city tax (or tourist tax) €3,5 per person per night that needed to be paid upon arrival.
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The place is highly accessible to vatican area
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Excellent location. Beautiful rooms and good facilities like WiFi, microwave oven, hot water kettle and Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine. Lovely and walkable distance from Vatican city.
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