Leonine City


Name given to that part of Rome, situated on the right bank of the Tiber, which is so called in honor of Pope Saint Leo IV, who surrounded it with a wall, 848-852, when the Saracens were menacing the city. It contains the Basilica of Saint Peter and the Vatican.

MLA Citation

  • “Leonine City”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 July 2013. Web. 21 February 2019. <>