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Address: Via Appia Antica | At Via Ardeatina, Rome, Italy
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Church of Domine Quo Vadis: A Pilgrimage to the Holy Site in Rome by Metro & Bus 118

Domine Quo Vadis site is a holy site for Christians, and a memorable site even for non-Christians. According to the Apocryphal Acts of Peter, Peter was fleeing from Rome along Via... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Domine Quo Vadis site is a holy site for Christians, and a memorable site even for non-Christians. According to the Apocryphal Acts of Peter, Peter was fleeing from Rome along Via Appia Antica (Ancient Appia Way) to avoid possible crucifixion as a leader of Christians when he met Jesus Christ walking toward him from the opposite direction. When surprised Peter... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Really wanted to visit this church, but couldn't find open hours online and arrived when it was closed. very disappointing. Quo Vadis is one of my fav books

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

After visiting the Catacombs de Castillo, the Domine Quo Vadis is right there. If you are a believer, you should make a stop. Hear about the story of Peter as he was leaving Rome.

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Nairn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

According to the Non Canonical Acts of Peter, St Peter decided to leave Rome. As he headed South the met the risen and ascended Lord going the other way? Quo Vadis, (where are your going) asked Peter Jesus replied"Romam eo iterum crucifigi" ("I am going to Rome to be crucified again"). The Church is where the event happened. I'm a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

A small church that marks the spot where Peter asked a vision of Jesus, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus replied, "I am coming to Rome to be crucified again." Peter reluctantly decided to join him back to town and was arrested and executed. The stone allegedly imprinted with Jesus' footprints here is a replica. The original is in the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

As a child I loved the book Qvo Vadis -forget the old & newer Hollywood versions of this classic, just read the book. There are some more modern translations to English, so pick one up. This is a very tiny historic church. The oral tradition tells us that during Nero's persecution of Christians (first such in Roman Empire) St Peter... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

At the beginning of Via Appia Antica there is this small church. It is not ancient, but still it is very pleasant and quiet.

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Lakeland, Florida
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Our tour guide took us by this place, it was very interesting and he told us the story of the Jesus footprints.

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Fairplay, Colorado
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

Our guided tour started here and we learned that it was at this location that St. Peter has a vision of Jesus while he was fleeing Rome to escape persecution. They have a conversation and Jesus told him to return to Rome to accept his fate. In the church in cement if a replica of Jesus's feet.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed 7 December 2015

We came across this lovely little church a while back when we visited the catacombs. A simple little church with a lovely alter, saw the foot print of Jesus were he stood when he told St. peter that he was going back to Rome to be crucified again.

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