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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: 06 39967700

Opening times

temporarily closed

Located inside the Palatine, they follow the timetable of the archaeological area

For security reasons, visitors and all interested parties (schools, Tour Operators, tour guides, etc.) are not allowed to bring bags, backpacks, luggage and bulky cases inside the Colosseum, the Forum and the Palatine.
In order to facilitate the security checks please put any object (including mobile phones) in the bag/backpack or in the special tray to be inserted in the X-ray machine.

Information

Colosseum + Roman Forum + Palatine Hill Combined Ticket.

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.

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Last checked: 2021-08-26 9:32