The Roma antique, classical and ruins

Having traveled to many countries, and been to Italy many times, even Rome , but always on business trips. This time for our summer vacation we decided to attack as a family the eternal city. Much have been said of this wonderful city and its historical meaning, I will tell you what is today.

Even in Italian news programs there was talk of making the via fiori imperiali pedestrian, they try tested this summer and they like it locals and visitors alike. So maybe something to do for the future on a permanent basis that will help the city.

The parking is chaotic, and the road clogged; the metro or subway is very limited even thus the B1 is in expansion construction and the new line C is ,also, under construction; badly needed. The bus system is great but for the uninitiated can be complicated because they only post the end line and not the stops, so you need to go to the stop and read the places the bus goes, the online system ATAC is not user friendly either if compare to France or even Spain that I know very well too.

Last we went to the Antiquity of Roma, the Colosseum, foro romano, and the palatino, all classical places and known to many. 

The colosseum is the great roman amphitheater  built during the Roman Empire (it was inaugurated in 80 AD) and was then used for performances of great popular appeal, such as hunts and gladiator combats. The first phase of construction of the Colosseum was financed with the proceeds of the plunder of the temple in Jerusalem by Vespasian in 72 AD. His son and successor Titus, in 80 AD, added the third and fourth row of seats .

The Roman Forum or Foro Romano, is indeed a grand event for walking this area alone. The Roman Forum was the old centre of ancient Rome where, from the Vth century BC to Vth century AC, the most important monuments were built. The entire area of the Roman Forum is one of the biggest archeological sites in the world containing temples, buildings and monuments from the Republican era until today. Inside the Roman Forum you can admire the Arch of Settimio Severo, the Temple of Saturno, the Vestali’s house, the Mamertine Prison, the Temple of Antonino and Faustina and the Arch of Tito.

The palatine or Palatino area, great for walking along ancient monuments, This is a large archeological area located between Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. It contains the old Emperor residences, arches, temples and thermae. The legend says that Rome had its origins on this hill and, indeed, recent excavations have shown that people were living in the Palatine since 1000 BC. According to Roman tradition, the Palatine was the place where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf that nursed them keeping them alive in the “Cave of the Lupercale”, probably found in recent excavations: for this reason on this hill was celebrated every year the festival of Lupercalia.

You can be sure a trip here will make your money’s worth alone. We came back several times during our two weeks stay as it is good day and night. http://www.turismoroma.it/?lang=en cheers

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