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Area archeologica, Rome

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  • It's been a long time since we wanted to visit this archaeological site and we finally succeeded (Saturday morning at 10:30) after booking online. The visit, however, really deserves!
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  • After visiting the adjacent basilica of Santa Croce, we headed to the entrance of this archaeological area to understand how the visit worked (in fact I discovered then that the visits are only by reservation: info on the site of the superintendent) and we they came across a group that was starting the free guided tour just then, curated by an association: they made us aggregate despite no reservation. The site is located on the vast area occupied by the imperial residence built in the 3rd century by Emperor Elagabalo and then transformed into the sexist palace under Constantine, and used as a residence by Queen Helena. Once upon a time there was much to see: not only the imperial palace, but the Castrense amphitheater, the Circus Variano (longer than the Circus Maximus), the domus of the court, the civil basilica, and so on. Today you may be disappointed, first ly because already with the construction of the Aurelian wall a part of the buildings has disappeared, overturned or incorporated into the walls, then the subsequent periods of abandonment and looting, up to the use of the spaces to build the basilica and the convent of St. Cross in Jerusalem, the buildings of the Grenadier Museum, the Infantry Museum, the Museum of Musical Instruments, and other civilian buildings (such as those of Acea). Today you can see mostly ruins; the most interesting part is that of the Aurelian walls that at this point have flanked the oldest aqueduct Claudius (an exceptional work and one of the 13 aqueducts that supplied the capital of the empire) and some mosaics of the Constantine domus; They also showed us the domus of Via Eleniana (which came to light during the works of Acea in 1982), normally closed, which preserves frescoes of the time, on the type of those of Pompeii. One last thing: this profile duplicates with another present on Trip, called "Holy Cross Archaeological Area of Jerusalem".
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  • This church is stunningly beautiful and grandiose. It is a pilgrimage church, and it contains relics. Behind it there is an amphitheatre, and there is a nice garden. Something says mold that I must have read about this distinguished Church.
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  • Somewhat hidden and can be admired only in part.
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