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The homes of several saints can be visited in Rome. The list also includes prisons that martyrs were kept in prior to their trial / execution.

St AgnesEdit

349 Via Nomentana

St Aloysius GonzagaEdit

8/a Via del Caravita

His room, where he lived until his death in 1591, can be visited at Sant'Ignazio in Campo Marzio. It was turned into an oratory after his beatification. He worked in the hospital adjacent to Santa Maria della Consolazione, and it was here that he contracted the plague.

St Augustine of HippoEdit


The actual house where he lived with his mother Monica has not been identified, but there is a memorial plaque by the Roman theatre in the archaeological site.

St Benedict of NursiaEdit

40 Piazza in Piscincula

Ruins of his family's house are preserved under San Benedetto in Piscincula. He is said to have lived here after 497. A cell where he is believed to have studied and prayed can be visited.

St Benedict Joseph LabreEdit

2 Via dei Serpenti

He spent the two years preceding his death in 1783 in this house. The rags he wore when he died are preserved as relics.

St Bridget of SwedenEdit

96 Piazza Farnese; entrance in Via Monserrato 54

She lived in a house where Santa Brigida now stands. The room where she died in 1373 has been preserved, and can be visited by appointment. There is almost always English- and Swedish-speaking sisters present.

St Camillus de LellisEdit

53 Piazza della Maddalena

He lived in a room at La Maddalena from 1586 to his death in 1614. The rooms where he lived are open to the public, and the room where he died is now a chapel containing his tomb.

St Catherine of SienaEdit

14 Piazza Santa Chiara

The room where she died in 1380 was moved to Santa Maria sopra Minerva, and is accessed through the church.

St CeciliaEdit

22 Piazza Santa Cecilia

The remains of a Roman house where it is thought that she lived lies under Santa Cecilia in Trastevere.

St Charles of SezzeEdit

88 Piazza San Francesco d'Assisi

Lived in the convent of San Francesco d'Assisi a Ripa from 1648 to 1670. A small museum is open to the public.

St Crispin of ViterboEdit

27 Via Veneto

His cell has been reconstructed in Santa Maria della Concezione.

St Dominic GuzmanEdit

8 Piazzale Numa Pompilio and 1 Piazza Pietro d'Illiria

Lived in the convent of San Sisto Vecchio 1220-1221, and in the convent of Santa Sabina all'Aventino in 1221, where his room was turned into a chapel.

St Felix of CantaliceEdit

27 Via Veneto

His cell has been reconstructed in Santa Maria della Concezione.

St Monica


St Monica lived with her son, St Augustine of Hippo, near the Roman theatre in Ostia.

St Frances of RomeEdit

32 Via del Teatro di Marcello

Lived in the monastery of the Oblates of Tor de'Specchi from 1436 until her death in 1440. Her rooms are open to the public.

St Francis of AssisiEdit

88 Piazza San Francesco d'Assisi

His main residence in Rome was at San Francesco a Ripa. The place where he used to pray can be reached from the sacristy. The stone pillow on which he used to rest his head can be seen on the right-hans side of the room. The bitter-orange tree in the convent garden is said to have been planted by him.

Sts John and PaulEdit

13 Piazza dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo

San Giovanni e Paolo al Celio stands on the site of their home, where they were martyred in 362. The exact location is marked in the floor of the church.

St John-Baptist de RossiEdit

18 Piazza Bocca della Verità

The room where he lived from 1751 to 1760 has been partially preserved at Santa Maria in Cosmedin.

St John BerchmansEdit

8/a Via del Caravita

His rooms next to those of St Aloysius Gonzaga were turned into a chapel in 1865. They can be visited from Sant'Ignazio in Campo Marzio.

St John BoscoEdit

42 Via Marsala

The last place he stayed in Rome, in 1887, was on the first floor of the Institute adjacent to Sacro Cuore di Gesù a Castro Pretorio.

St John CalabytesEdit

39 Isola Tiberina

According to tradition, San Gioavanni Calibita was built on the site of his family's home.

St John of MathaEdit

12 Piazza della Navicella

His cell is preserved at San Tommaso in Formis, the first seat of the Trinitarian Order.

St Joseph CalasanctiusEdit

4 Piazza dei Massimi

The room where he lived for 36 years, until his death in 1648, are preserved at the new headquarters he built for the Piarists, next to San Pantaleo.

Blessed Josephine VanniniEdit

7 Via Gusti

Lived for 14 years at the first seat and motherhouse of the Institute of the Daughters of St Camillus.

St Gregory the GreatEdit

1 Piazza San Gregorio

A room where he lived and prayed can be visited in Santi Gregorio e Andrea al Celio. In the Chapel of St Barbara behind the main church is the table where he ate with the poor every day, and where an angel is said to have sat down among them.

St Ignatius of LoyolaEdit

45 Piazza del Gesù

Part of his rooms, where he lived between 1544 and his death in 1556, have been preserved adjacent to Gesù.

St LawrenceEdit

According to tradition, San Lorenzo in Lucina stands on the remains of a house where he often stayed.

St Leonard of Port MauriceEdit

The room in the infirmary of the convent of San Bonaventura al Palatino where he died in 1751 can be visited.

St Madeleine Sophie BaratEdit

18 Via San Francesco di Sales

Her room on the first floor of the second house of the Society of the Sacred Heart, adjacent to Sacro Cuore di Gesù a Villa Lante, can be visited.

St Paul the ApostleEdit

6 Via San Paolo alla Regola

According to one tradition, St Paul lived and taught in a room preserved in San Paolo alla Regola while he waited for his trial (Acts 28, 30). After his trial, he is said to have been imprisoned in a cell preserved in the crypt of Santa Maria Scala Coeli.

St Paul of the CrossEdit

13 Piazza dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo

His room is now a chapel in the convent adjacent to Santi Giovanni e Paolo.

St Paula FrassinettiEdit

38 Sailta di Sant'Onofrio

Her room is preserved on the third floor of the Institute of the Dorothean Sisters.

St Peter the ApostleEdit

160 Via Urbana

St Peter stayed with Pudens in Rome, and his house was probably at the site of Santa Pudenziana. A chapel commemorating this can be found to the left of the high altar.

St Philip NeriEdit

134 Via del Governo Vecchio

Lived in the house now known as Santuario Filippo. His rooms are reached from the sacristy of San Girolamo della Carità.

St Stanislaus KostkaEdit

Via del Quirinale

Lived until his death in 1568 at the age of 17 in the Jesuit noviciate adjacent to Sant'Andrea al Quirinale. His rooms have been reconstructed - the part of the house they were originally in has been destroyed. A sculpture in polychrome marble by Pierre Legros, made c. 1700, depicts the dying saint. Fr. Andrea Pozzo SJ has painted scenes from the life of the saint in the rooms. Ask the sacristan of the church if you wish to see the rooms.

St Thomas AquinasEdit

1 Piazza Pietro d'Illiria

St Thomas taught in the monastery adjacent to Santa Sabina all'Aventino.

St Vincent PalottiEdit

51 Via dei Pettinari

His rooms, where he lived from 1846 until his death in 1850, can be visited at San Salvatore in Onda. They have been arranged as a museum.

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