The Palatine Hill: the symbol of ancient Rome, and a clear, handy guide to its exploration. English edition.
Already settled during the course of the 9th century BC, the Palatine Hill takes on symbolic value in the urban history of ancient Rome due to the variety and the quality of the buildings constructed there.
The guide, with clear, thorough texts and fine illustrations, accompanies the reader in the discovery of the site, with a series of chapters on the history of the hill and the excavations, and analysis of the most important structures. From the Via Sacra to the monumental foundations of Nero’s domus, to the theatrical Renaissance gardens of the Farnese, the very ancient temple of the Magna Mater and the richly frescoed houses of Augustus and Livia; from the Domus Tiberiana to the Palace of the Flavians and the foundations of the Aula Isiaca and the Domus Transitoria, all the way to the collections conserved at the museum: a variegated panorama of the history of art and architecture in ancient Rome.