On the border of Monti, from the Colosseum west toward Piazza San Giovanni, the Celio neighborhood is a tranquil, lovely residential area replete with medieval churches and ruins. Sights not to miss here include the Basilica of San Clemente, the church of Santi Quattro Coronati, and the church of Santo Stefano Rotondo.


San Gregorio Magno

Set amid the greenery of the Celian Hill, this church wears its Baroque facade proudly. Dedicated to St. Gregory the…

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Santi Giovanni e Paolo

Perched up the incline of the Clivio di Scauro—a magical time-machine of a street, where the dial seems to be…

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Santi Quattro Coronati

Situated on one of those evocative cul-de-sacs in Rome where history seems to be holding its breath, this church is…

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