BEST MONUMENTS OF ANCIENT ROME

16642 Visits
Distance: 3 Km Duration: 8 ore

Itinerary description

Intro:

This itinerary is a journey immersed in the ancient roman ruins dedicated to the great Emperors of History. You can see the imperial palaces, the ruins of the ancient squares and places which used to be the center of roman social life.

Transport:

It is highly recommended to walk from one place to another since all the locations are in the city center.

Time Required:

To visit the sites mentioned it takes about 8 hours, depending on how much time you decideto stopin each site.

Route:

The itinerary starts from Venice Square, (Piazza Venezia) that you can easily reach by bus from Termini Train Station. From here walk along Via dei Fori Imperiali, a famous roman street where you can admire the beautiful ancient ruins of the city. At the beginning of the street, on the left, there's the Mercato Traiano, designed by Apollodorus of Damascus in 107 BC. The building is split into multiple floors and was originally intended for commercial and public functions. Walking down the main street you’ll arrive in front of the Roman Forum, the old Republican square considered a symbolic place by Roman emperors. After the ancient forum go straight to the Roman Colosseum, the most recognizable monument of Rome, also known as the Anfiteatro Flavio. We suggest you to enter inside to admire the magnificence of the place and imagine what it looked like when the gladiators were struggle in. From the Colosseum you can also see the Palatine Hill, an archeological area that contains the old Emperor's residences, arches and temples. Take Via Celio Vibenna and continue along Via di San Gregorio. Continuing down the street for about 800 meters you get to Circus Maximus, the oldest Roman stadium, a place where ancient competitions and sports events were held. Making the rounds of the stadium arriving at the south end, you'll find the Temple of Ercules and the Arch of Janus both magnificent examples of classical Roman architecture. Continuing up Via del Teatro Marcello on your left you'll see the Theater of Marcellus which was the largest theater in ancient Rome. The tour ends just behind the theater in the Jewish Ghetto which preserves the remains of the Portico of Ottavia.

 

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