Museum of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum

An artist’s reconstruction of the first century house that may have belonged to St. Peter. Like most houses of the early Roman period, it was a cluster of rooms structured around two courtyards. The center courtyard served as the family kitchen. Animals may have been kept in the other courtyard. The largest room of the house, delineated in black, later became the central hall of a house church. At that time, a two story arch was built inside the room to support an impressively high roof.