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Cave Luperkal, Italy

From series “Famous Stables of Ancient People”
Deepness: 16 m .

Cave Lupercal is one of the most important historical landmarks in Italy. The legend of Rome's foundation says that Romulus and Remus were found there by the she-wolf. Archaeologists have come across on this cave only in 2007. It is located 16 meters under the ground and is the main sanctuary of the ancient world. A great number of amazing legends are connected with this cave but no one can claim which is true.

The cave was found only thanks to the modern laser scanning technique. When the archaeologists have found this cave, they came to the conclusion that the cave area is not as big as they thought. It has regular oval shape and maximum diameter is about 8 meters. In the cave, there were found remains of the manmade decoration. The researchers were quite impressed to find something like this in such old cave. The floor was made of the burnt clay tile and the entrance was also made artificially. It tells us that people had lived in this cave more than 2 000 years ago.

For a long time, the cave was habitable and then was rebuilt in a cathedral. Now you can see the fragments of the saved wall-painting and mosaic on the cave’s ceiling. In the centre of the design, you can see a white eagle, the main symbol of Rome. A great number of artefacts that were found there say that this cave was used by Romans for conducting certain cultic ceremonies during the Lupercalia. Thanks to that fact the cave has received its name. Next - Bruniquel Cave


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'PIAZZA Sandro Imperiale (1800)' located in 0.6 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Da.Ma Rent Srl' is located in 0.68 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Eni' in 0.56 km
Supermarket: 'Falo' Alimentari Snc Di Checchi Lorena' in 0.27 km
Parking: 'Coach parking Colosseo' in 0.02 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia S.Sabina' in 0.7 km
Police station: 'Cassa Assistenza Vigili Urbani Roma' in 0.43 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Osteria Circus Roma' in 0.23 km
Railway station: 'Porta S. Paolo' in 1.55 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Ciampino Airport CIA - in 13 km
 »  Fiumicino Airport FCO - in 21 km
 »  Sant'Egidio Airport PEG - in 134 km
 »  Grosseto (Baccarini) Airport GRS - in 151 km
 »  Abruzzo Airport PSR - in 152 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Cave Luperkal

Tre R Colosseo

Located in 0 km from Cave Luperkal
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Rooms: 2
Featuring a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, all elegant rooms come with wooden floors and double-glazed windows. The private bathroom … More: photo, rates and booking
YesRome Trevi

Located in 1 km from Cave Luperkal
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Rooms: 2
Air-conditioned rooms at YesRome Trevi will provide you with a soundproofed windows and parquet floors. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also … More: photo, rates and booking
Zama B&B

Located in 2 km from Cave Luperkal
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Rooms: 3
With free Wi-Fi and a fan, rooms at the Zama have classic-style furnishings. The shared bathroom is complete with a shower. A bus with links to … More: photo, rates and booking
Yolanda Apartment

Located in 3 km from Cave Luperkal
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Rooms: 3
Featuring a balcony with city views, the apartment features a washing machine and a kitchen equipped with oven and refrigerator. The private bathroom … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Colosseum
0 km - Colosseum
The majestic Colosseum is the world's most famous architectural monument of Ancient Rome. The largest amphitheater of the ancient world, which continues to be used for large-scale events nowadays. The construction of the amphitheater began in 72 AD, in just eight …
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
1 km - Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is the sightseeing of the world meaning. It is one of the main Basilicas in Rome that was built in 352 year. The legend says that Pope Liberius saw the Blessed Virgin Mary in his dream. She ordered him to build a marvellous church where …
Old Town of Rome
3 km - Old Town of Rome
The unique historical sightseeing of Rome and Vatican City are also in the list of the UNESCO Heritage Site. A great number of Roman historical sightseeing is known all over the world. Roman Forum, Colosseum, Pantheon and Emperors Forum are the most popular antique …
The Catacombs of San Sebastiano
4 km - The Catacombs of San Sebastiano
Unique attractions of the Christian world include not only ancient temples and monasteries, but also some historical areas, where archaeologists have found amazing Christian artifacts. An excellent example is the Via Appia, along which there are legendary Catacombs of …
Cascata delle Marmore
76 km - Cascata delle Marmore
One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Italy is the Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore’s Falls). At first sight, you can hardly believe that this waterfall is man-made. It was created by the ancient Romans. The height of the waterfall is 165 meters. Since its creation, …
Underground Orvieto
97 km - Underground Orvieto
In Italy on the territory of Orvieto town has placed an underground city that is one of the most interesting in the whole world. It was founded by Etruscan in the 8th- 3rd centuries BC. Earlier there was a huge Etruscan city in Volusia. These undergrounds had a lot of …

Top destination around Cave Luperkal - Rome

The Sistine Chapel.
The Sistine Chapel was built between 1475 and 1483 by order of Pope Sixtus IV. It is located in the Vatican Museum. The Sistine Chapel is famous all over the world because of two reasons. Firstly, the chapel is the location of the famous frescoes by Michelangelo, The Last Judgment and The Creation of Adam (the famous two hands, which are about to touch each other). Secondly, by order of Pope Sixtus IV starting from the XV century the chapel hosts conclaves - secret meetings, during which cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church elect a new pope. When white smoke rises from the chimney of the chapel, this means that the choice is made.

Santa Maria Maggiore.
The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is one of the largest and most significant churches of Rome. The basilica is located in Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore. The church was founded in 431 AD by order of Pope Sixtus III. It is primarily famous for its luxurious carved wooden ceiling, during the construction of which was used gold that had been allegedly brought from America by Columbus. Visitors should also not forget to pay attention to beautiful mosaic pictures that depict various biblical scenes, as well as panels and the floor of the basilica.
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