The Roamin' Roman

Benvenuto! You have happened upon the blog of a wandering Catholic American college student studying for a year in Rome, the Eternal City. You will find here my pontifications, ruminations, reflections, images, and ponderings on my life in Rome. Ciao!

Thursday, June 15

This is on the wall at the top of the steps leading down to the dungeon - can't figure out what it is, something about Peter resting his head on that spot and leaving a mark? Maybe some of you can figure it out for us.


  • At 5:22 PM, Anonymous Mila Morales said…

    Thank you for the pictures from the Mamertine. It was one of the most moving places I saw in Rome, ten long years ago!
    As far as your picture, if I remember correctly, the story goes that St. Peter was slapped by one of the guards so hard that he crashed into the wall, and that the shape of his face remains. The iron bars, like the cage around the column in the dungeon, are to protect it from people touching it and defacing it.


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