CLI DANTE ALIGHIERI - Rome
English) Rome is divided in two by a great river, the Tevere. Its history goes back to almost three thousand years ago. It has been the capital of the greatest empire of the past, it is the beating heart of christianity since it hosts the Vaticano, a city inside a city; it's the capital of Italy and the center of its political life.
(En) Each of its stone, of its wall, can tell a story, or a legend. It is a colourful city; there isn't a season in which the streets or the squares aren't crowded with people and sun. Once they call it, the eternal place. We still think it so.
(En) Our itinerary, through Ancient Rome, follows via dei Fori Imperiali , that crosses a broad archeological site full of temples, votive and commemorative monuments, basilicas and many gathering places where Romans used to meet. We suggest you, before starting your walk, to go up the Capitolino Hill and reach the terrace from which you will enjoy the magnificent view of the Foro, including the Arco di Tito.
(En) Along the via dei Fori Imperiali is the entrance to the Foro Romano. It hosts the remains of the Basilica Emilia dated back to the augustan empire. Close to it is the Arco di Settimio Severo, one of the most gorgeous triumphal monuments of the ancient Rome. After walking along the Basilica di Massenzio, you reach the Arco di Tito, trimmed with beautiful relieves.
(En) At the top of the hill the great ruins of the emperor's residence built by Domiziano at the end of the I century b.C. spreads out and is formed by three buildings: the domus Flavia, the domus Augustana and the stadio palatino, which was probably destined for races and feasts. The main foro is the Foro Traiano, conceived by Apollodoro di Damasco in 107 b.c. and finished under the empire of Adriano, of which remains the famous colonna traiana raised upon the emperor's tomb.