One of the historical seven hills of Rome, the Caelian is a plateau of volcanic origin that stretches East-West for approximately 2 km to the south-eastern side of the city.

The project Research Area covers the 68 hectares of development that comprise the eastern Caelian. It is almost equivalent in size to the much better-known monumental area of the Circus Maximus, Palatine, Capitoline, Fora and Colosseum valley.

In terms of surface structures visible today, the research area is defined by the modern via Statilia and Porta Maggiore to the north, by the Circus Varianus and the Aurelian Wall to the east and south, and by the western limits of the Ospedale di San Giovanni to the West.  

 Rome Transformed research area is divided in seven districts (areas 1 to 7) and two monumental structures that bind the research together (the Neronian aqueduct and the Aurelian Wall, areas 8 and 9).

Watch the video where we explain more about the Archaeology of Rome Transformed (click here)

Click on the interactive map and on the links below for more info.

Thea Ravasi