Chiesa di San Nicola di Bari—Via Appia Antica

Rome, Lazio Italy

[Roman Catholic]

The church was built after the Caetani family built a castle in 1302 that incorporated the round 1st century tomb of Cecilia Metella as the keep. The fortified castle developed a village with the church of St Nicholas. The site was abandoned in 1435. Ruins of the church and castle are at Capo di Bove on the Via Appia Antica, not far from the catacombs.