Sedia del diavolo Rome

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Sedia del diavolo – History everywhere

If you don’t live in the city center you might not notice the 2000 years of history of this city. But it’s only a matter of paying attention. If you look well you will find some not well known pieces of history just behind your home.

The one near to me is the so called Sedia del Diavolo (Devil’s chair). It’s funerary architecture from the first half of the second century A.D.. It’s the tomb of Elio Callistio. This monument took its nickname from its shape and colors with the night light and from some ancient folktale.

If you are around and you have 10 minutes to spare, go there, it’s worth it. When I discovered it I realized that you can really find something from the past everywhere in this city. So when I’m in my neighborhood and I want to see and feel the history I just walk for a few minutes and turn the corner. 

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piazza Elio Callistio, Rome

Opening Times

24 hours daily
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)