Twenty years of studies and research in a pocket guide devoted entirely to the Forum Boarium. Edited by Rome's Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici, this illustrated book is informative and precise.
Backed by the World Monuments Fund in collaboration with Rome’s Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici and sponsored by American Express, this project presents the latest restoration work carried out on the Temples of Portunus and Hercules Victor – seen not as isolated monuments but as part of the vaster Forum Boarium site, of which they are an integral part. This guide offers a comprehensive visit to the ancient Roman Forum Boarium, a trading place and port since archaic times, its main monuments (Temple of Hercules Victor, Temple of Portunus, church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, the Arcus Argentariorum, Pons Aemilius etc.) and fascinating features (the Bocca della Verità) and its history from antiquity to the present day. It comes after 20 years of studies and restoration work that have highlighted the building and urban changes that radically altered the area, its relationship with the Tiber and the surrounding hills.