On Via Ostiense a plaque and a small bas-relief marks the site of an oratory (now demolished), which had been built to mark the spot where, according to local tradition, St Peter and St Paul took their final leave of each other, prior to being martyred.
The plaque and relief were erected in the Holy Year of 1975. St Peter and St Paul are the patron saints of Rome and their feast day is June 29th, a public holiday for all who dwell in the Eternal City.
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My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
small-group walking tours
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