Nicolai de Marthono, a notary of Carinola, noted in his travel book:

Wherefore on the fifth day of December of the third indiction I went to that ancient city Constantia four miles distant from Famagosta, which was once a great city built by the Emperor Constantius, father of the blessed Catherine, but now is utterly destroyed, and went to the place where one can see the castle of the city stood, which seems to have been of great size, and there directly is that room, now destroyed, where the blessed Catherine was born: near it now stands a seemly chapel, to which the people of Famagosta go with great devoutness and frequency.