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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: Informazioni e prenotazioni 0039 06 39967700

Opening times

08.30 - 16.30
from 16 February to 15 March

08.30 - 17.00
from 16 March until the last Saturday of March

08.30 - 18.45
from the last Sunday of March to 31 August

08.30 - 18.30
from 1 to 30 September

08.30 - 18.00
from 1 October until the last Saturday of October

08.30 - 16.00
from the last Sunday of October to 15 February

On Tuesday and Friday
Last admission half an hour before closing time


Please note: for security reasons it is strictly forbidden to enter with backpacks, handbags and luggage.To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray.

 2 June: 1.30 - 7.15 pm

Closed: January 1, December 25

Information

Colosseum + Roman Forum + Palatine Hill Combined Ticket (valid for 2 days)

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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Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Archaeological heritage
Culture and leisure › Cultural heritage › Archaeological heritage
Last checked: 2019-02-11 13:54