The fascinating Roman Forum in a simple, handy guide to the exploration of the urban organization of ancient Rome.
Starting in the 7th century BC, the area between the Campidoglio and the Palatine initially set aside for tombs was gradually occupied by buildings connected with the political, religious and mercantile activities of ancient Rome, but also be commemorative monuments and statues, lasting symbols of the great military and political achievements of Roman history.
Today the complex, which has been profoundly transformed over the course of the centuries, represents an extraordinary document, with its numberless stratifications, showing how Rome concentrated its collective memory in this place.
This guide, with simple, thorough texts and fine illustrations, accompanies the reader in exploration of the site. Historical interpretation and reconstruction, indication of what is still visible, plans, elevations and views facilitate the viewing of the works and monuments; an indispensable tool for archaeological tourism.