BASILICA OF ST. PAUL

OUTSIDE THE WALLS

BASILICA OF ST. PAUL OUTSIDE THE WALLS

The Papal Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls is one of Rome’s four ancient Papal, major basilicas  and the second largest after S. Peter’s Basilica.

It is the most important monument in the area and gives the name to the district where BV Oly Hotel is located.

According to tradition the Basilica was built on the burial site of the Apostle Paul of Tarsus, who was persecuted by Emperor Nero after the great fire that devastated Rome in 64 A.D.

It was rebuilt by Pope Leone XII in 1825 after part of it had been destroyed by a fire.

HOW TO GET THERE

BY FOOT – 800M

  • Leaving the hotel turn right along Via Antonino Pio;
  • Keep on the left and when you reach the junction with Via Gaspare Gozzi;
  • turn right and walk past the Underground stationSan Paolo Basilica“;
  • Turn left and cross Via Ostiense.

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