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Typology: Monuments


Address: Via Ostiense, 190
Zone: Quartiere Ostiense (Roma sud)
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Parco Schuster, all'altezza della Basilica di S. Paolo fuori le mura - L’ingresso al sito è situato di fronte all'incrocio con via delle 7 Chiese


Telephone booking: 060608 (tutti i giorni ore 9.00-19.00)

Opening times

Temporarily closed

Open to organized groups by reservation only.
Max. 25 people per group.
Closed: Monday, January 1, May 1, December 25

Phone Booking required: tel. +39 060608 (daily from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm)


Regular Tickets:  
Adults: € 4,00;
Concessions: € 3,00;

Free admission to residents in the city of Rome and in the Metropolitan City on the first Sunday of each month.

Please note: The price of the ticket does not include guided tours organized by Cultural Associations.

Phone Booking required;
Groups and schools: tel. +39 060608 (daily from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm).


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This burial ground is situated at the crossing between Via Ostiense and Via delle Sette Chiese in the surroundings of the Basilica di San Paolo. It is famous exactly for the presence of the tomb of the apostle Paul, but plays an important role also because it testifies the gradual evolution from the rite of cremation to the rite of burial that developed between the second and the third century AD. The burial ground that spans over a period of time that goes from the second century BC to the fourth century AD consists of three main levels: brick tombs and a columbarium were built in the Imperial Age on the more ancient tombs that consisted of a cell of square tuff blocks. The ruins found in the burial ground are mostly kept in the Capitoline Museums and in the Antiquarium Comunale and consist of inscriptions and marble cinerary urns decorated with floral motifs. Some modest gold jewels and silver hairpins that belonged to the funeral trousseau of a young girl are of particular interest.


Educational activities

Guided tours organized by Cultural Associations


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