This area has been frequented by the Jewish community since the year 1000, thus the name "ghetto." It is full of ... More
This area has been frequented by the Jewish community since the year 1000, thus the name "ghetto." It is full of archeological remains, dating to the medieval period and earlier. The significant monuments that can be seen include Octavia's Portico, built by Augustus for his sister, now incorporating the church of Sant'Angelo in Pescheria. Cola di Rienzo was born in this area, and a plaque marks his birthplace in what was once Via della Fiumara. The Synagogue, with its square dome, is very different from the surrounding Roman city architecture, and on the wall of the riverside street there are slabs with inscriptions commemorating the death of the Jews in the Nazi concentration camps and at the Fosse Ardeatine .
This original monument by sculptor Pietro Canonica was donated to the city council in 1940. The sculpture portrays Scodela, the
famous mule awarded with a medal for his bravery, determination and resistance when transporting a small cannon around the ...
Alongside the steps of Aracoeli are the remains of this "apartment block" built about 2000 years ago, providing homes for
poorer people who lived in difficult conditions. Just the first six floors of the construction can be seen: it ...
In the 4 BC, Circus Maximus was one of the largest stadia in Rome, with a capacity of 250,000 seated
spectators. It was the venue for horse racing, athletics tournaments and animal fighting. The last races held here were ...
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