A silver palace in the heart of Rome is one of the best-kept secrets in the world, but what’s the secret?
The answer is…the palace.
The Palace of the Sacra Mutabilis (Sacraments of Peace), or the Silver Palace as it is known in English, is one the most important royal residences in Rome.
Built in the 4th century B.C.E., it is the oldest royal residence in the city, dating to a time when it was home to the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius.
The Roman Empire was at its height during this period, with over 100,000 Roman soldiers serving under the emperor.
The palace has survived through the centuries, but is now in the hands of an organization that is dedicated to preserving its cultural and architectural treasures.
The Silver Palace is the centerpiece of the Roman Empire and is home to over 5,000 silver coins, more than 100 of which are believed to be the most precious coins ever found in the Roman world.
To learn more about the Silver Palaces story, we reached out to a former guard, who is now an expert in the art of silver collecting, and he shared some valuable information about the palace and the people who have guarded it over the centuries.
(For more on the Silver House, read our story on the Gold Palace.)