This medieval map of Rome is clearly not to scale, but it does allow us to easily identify the city’s salient features. Medieval Rome was of particular importance to pilgrims such as those depicted at the top left.
As well as the major monuments the map also allows us to gain a clear view of the city’s position amongst its “seven” hills and with the Tiber river to the sw.
To name some of the monuments: Castro Praetorio is the fort to the north in which the Praetorian guards were headquartered. The Circus Maximus and the Colosseum are also quite evident as are also the two Roman columns (Trajan’s and Antoninus Pius). The Pantheon, the Forum, and various other major monuments can also be seen.
Some ancient Roman artefacts like the bronze statue on the Capitoline Hill survived the ages because they were wrongly interpreted as being images of important Christian figures such as St. Peter.