Originally named Emilius, (193 BC), Ponte Rotto was the first stone bridge: it was suitable for the passage of heavy laden ... More
Originally named Emilius, (193 BC), Ponte Rotto was the first stone bridge: it was suitable for the passage of heavy laden carts that couldn't cross the bridge, which was made of timber. Its slanting position meant that it was prone to water damage, and half the bridge was destroyed by a violent flood in the late 16th century. This is why it is called Ponte Rotto (broken bridge). Today it can best be seen from the Palatino Bridge.
This square, now filled with market stalls, is considered to be the first square in the new Italy. The market
has been present since the World War II, and has became the place to find everything from food to ...
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 ...
The entrance to the villa is decorated with the coat of arms of the Carpegna family. Construction of the villa
began towards the end of the 17th Century and the building has undergone many alterations since then, becoming a ...
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