Neronian Cryptoporticus / Criptoportico Neroniano
The Cryptoporticus is one of the most distinctive monuments of the Palatine. It is an underground corridor, 130 metres in length, illuminated by basement windows. It connects the south side of the Domus Tiberiana to the so-called House of Livia. This covered passageway served to link the different parts of the imperial Palace in the Julio-Claudian period. Originally the vault was covered with fine white stucco, depicting cupids within decorative frames. Only a few fragments remain. While this stucco decoration has generally been dated to the age of Nero, it probably relates to an earlier period, the first half of the 1st century AD.
Il Criptoportico, uno dei monumenti più caratteristici del Palatino, è un corridoio seminterrato lungo 130 metri, illuminato da finestre a "bocca di lupo", che mette in comunicazione il versante sud della Domus Tiberiana con la c.d. casa di Livia. Questo passaggio coperto serviva a collegare i diversi nuclei del Palazzo imperiale in età giulio-claudia. La volta era originariamente coperta da raffinati stucchi bianchi con amorini incorniciati da elementi decorativi, di cui sono conservati alcuni lacerti. Comunemente datato in età neroniana, è da attribuire probabilmente ad un epoca precedente, compresa nella prima metà del I secolo
Location. 41° 53.412′ N, 12° 29.22′ E. Marker is in Rome, Lazio, in Metropolitan City of Rome. Touch for map. Marker is on Palatine Hill, south of the Roman Forum. Marker is at or near this postal address: Via di San Gregorio, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buildings Opening Onto The Via Nova (within shouting distance of this marker); Via Nova (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Imperial Palace (about 90 meters away); North Facade of the Domus Tiberiana (about 120 meters away); Domus Flavia. So-called. Audience Chamber (about 120 meters away); Domus Flavia. So-called Basilica / Cd. Basilica (about 120 meters away); Neronian Foundations / Fondazioni Neroniane (about 120 meters away); Domus Flavia. Peristyle / Peristilio (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
Also see . . .
1. Palatine Hill. (Submitted on June 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Flavian Palace at Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Domus Tiberiana. (Submitted on June 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features •
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