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This goes right through the heart of the forum. I’m sure it would have been busier then than it now (and that’s saying something!). It probably would have been better underfoot though - you need good footwear to go through the forum ruins.
I went on a tour today which included going on the Via Sacra or Sacred Road as it is in English. It was very impressive and is in great condition given how old the road it. It fits in perfectly with its surroundings.
We walked the Via Sacra starting from the Colosseum side. At that point it slopes up towards the Palatine Hill, concealing what is to come. Reaching the top of the slope, the Forum suddently appears in front, along with the rest of the Via Sacra,...More
This small area of Rome is fascinating. It is the only place I have ever seen Catholic religious garments, chalices, priest vestments, and all the other religious artefacts on sale. For anyone from a Catholic background, seeing all these familiar items in stores with price...More
When walking from the Colosseum to the Forum, it is almost impossible to miss this path, the cobbled road is unmistakable Roman. No heels here ladies! To think people have walked this stretch for millennia is a little mind blowing and many tourist probably don't...More
The Via Sacra is the main road in the Roman Forum, leading from the Capitoline Hill right through to the Colosseum. On the way the visitor goes through some of the most important, wonderful and amazing structures, and you almost feel as if you can...More