Porta Latina - Rome

The Porta Latina which opened in the direction of the Latium Region, hence the name, was a gate cut into the Aurelian Wall after its construction in the 270s. According to Christian tradition, this was the site of an important miracle. When brought before Domitian in Rome, the Evangelist John was thrown into a vat of boiling oil yet he survived unscathed. A shrine dedicated to Saint John and in particular the Chapel of Saint John were subsequently built nearby to commemorate this event.


Address : Via di Porta latina 179 Rome Italy

Subway : Station: Circo Massimo: Ligne B - Station: Re di Roma: Ligne A

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