Sunday, April 19, 2020


Vicolo della Spada d'Orlando

Built on the year 119 AD for Hadrian (117/138) who had it built in honor of his mother-in-law Matidia (mother of his wife Sabina) who had died during that same year

There are remains visible in Vicolo della Spada d'Orlando: a column of cipollino marble that had to be high not less than 17 m (56 feet) and a brick wall

The site of the temple corresponds to the current Piazza Capranica
It was placed between two buildings similar to porticos probably the BASILICA OF MATIDIA on the site of the present church of St. Mary in Aquiro and the BASILICA MARCIANA (mother of Matidia) on the area of the buildings along Via dei Pastini

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