Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, Rome

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Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali houses more than 40,000 pieces of ancient architecture from the Roman Empire's Forum district. Ongoing research projects at the museum painstakingly attempt to recreate the original structures. Specialists replace missing fragments with plaster molding and add original colors, so you can view the pieces as they looked in the Roman Empire's heyday. All five complexes, or Imperial Forums, were built chronologically over 159 years. Each represents a different period of the empire, beginning with Caesar. Consider purchasing the Roma Pass before your visit. This card provides discounted entrance into a number of prominent sites in Rome, and the first two attractions will be free. Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • The Museum of the Imperial Forum has all the history of the various imperial forums, there are lots of statues and some very impressive models of arches and temples from around the Roman world. The...  more »
  • Wonderful site and museum, near the Forum and the Vittorio Emanueli Memorial. We were virtually alone there, in this amazing location. Mind-boggling that it is still standing, after centuries of use....  more »
  • Brings the Mercati di Traiano to life.Also provides a fascinating introduction to the Imperial forums.Has multimedia displays,explanatory panels and some archeological artefacts.Best bit is wandering....  more »
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  • Trajan's markets are a little visited place but essential to better understand the area of ​​the imperial forums. The forum of Trajan is in fact the last of the forums erected by the Roman emperors (Caesar, Augustus, Domitian-Nerva). At the same time the market area was created. Entering inside you can fully appreciate how these markets were structured with the covered vault and the tabarnae placed on the sides. The markets also host a very well-prepared exhibition dedicated to civil construction works (markets, bridges, aqueducts, triumphal arches). From the markets of Trajan, going up to the highest levels you can have an overall view of the markets themselves and of the forum (not visible in Roman times because it was closed). Exciting to walk along the paving of via Biberatica and imagine the still active taverns that sold their products amid the shouting of the people! Go: few tourists, very informative and even more exciting!

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