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Typology: Monuments

Address

Address: Via di San Gregorio, 30
Zone: Rione Campitelli (Foro Romano- Campidoglio-P.Venezia) (Roma centro)
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Ingresso area archeologica Palatino

Contacts

Telephone: Informazioni e Prenotazioni 0039 06 39967700 (lun-ven 9.00-18.00, sab 9.00-14.00)

Opening times

From March 30 to August 31 2014
08.30am - 6.45pm
From September 1 to September 30 2014
08.30am - 6.30pm
From October 1 to October 25 2014
08.30am - 6.00pm
 
Open on Tuesday and Friday
 
Closed
Monday, Wednesday, Thurday, Saturday and Sunday.
 
Last admission half an hour before closing time

 

On Friday, October 24, 2014, could be closed to the public, because of national general strike

Information

Colosseum + Roman Forum + Palatine Hill Combined Ticket (valid for 2 days)
Adults: € 12,00
Concessions: € 7,50
Roma Archeologia Card: Adults: € 23,00 Concessions: € 13,00 - valid for 7 days, it allows entance to Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Cripta Balbi, Terme di  Diocleziano, Colosseo, Foro Romano e Palatino, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella;
PLEASE NOTEBooking for individual visitors is not required at the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. All tickets booked by phone or online (also Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tickets only) must be collected at the Coliseum's Ticket Window.

Roma Pass: the Museum is included in Roma Pass

Description

The Severan Arcades are a very important archaeological document: built in a period included between Domitian and Maxentius Empire, these architectural structures have a functional purpose and attest the costruction engineering skills of Roman builders, which compensated the site characteristics to create complex and sumptuous palaces.
The arches are very high and narrow, built on two levels, according to a well known module used to construct bridges and aqueducts. The function of these structures was to widen the buildings on top of Palatine hill, where it wasn't possible due to the outline of the hillside.
From the top of the architectural structure, it is possible to enjoy a beautiful sight of the ancient and modern Rome: especially the imperial tribune and its access corridor, built at Circus Maximus by Domitian and widen by Maxentius. It is possible to admire also the so called "Stadium", created by the same architect Rabirius who was in charge buiding the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus.
Unusual and amazing the way lights and shadows play at sunset, enhancing the beauty and the atmosphere of the archaeological site.

See also

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Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Archaeological heritage
Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Archaeological heritage
Last checked: 2014-04-08 12:08