Lesser-Known Spots in Rome to Visit

 

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The Villa de Quintilli
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Kevin Martoken is a New York-based professional with more than 15 years of experience in the financial services field. In his leisure time, Kevin Martoken enjoys traveling to various countries across the world, and has visited several locations in Italy, including Rome.

Rome is one of the most historic and culturally rich cities in all of Europe. With no shortage of sights to see, tourists can often find themselves overlooking some of the most interesting aspects of the city. With that in mind, here are two of the lesser known, yet no less compelling spots to visit in Rome:

The Villa de Quintilli was once the home of Emperor Commodus, yet stands mostly forgotten when compared to some of the more popular places in Rome. The villa is still in relatively good condition for its age, and visitors can even get a look at the private gladiator training arena.

One of the more macabre, yet eerily fascinating sites in Rome is the crypt beneath San Callisto. These sprawling catacombs are one of the more somber reminders of Christian history in Rome, and home to half a million bodies. This spot may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s certainly one of the more interesting places in the city to check out.

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