The Baths of Commodus , that you can see in the centre left of the picture, were built on a natural hillock from which the panorama included the Baths of Caracalla, in the upper part of the picture, and the famous Via Appia further down on the right. Vast gardens harmoniously completed the landscape.

On the same plateau as the Baths of Commodus stood a remarkable palace with its gardens, the Mansion of M. Servilius Nonanius, consul in 35 AD. The Palace was even extending down to the Aqua Marcia Antoniniana on the left of the picture.

Between the Palace of M. Servilius Nonanius and the Baths of Caracalla, you find House of Ælius Maximus Augustorum Libertus, and quite close to it a chapel, the chapel of Terra Mater.