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This walk starts from Piazza Venezia and runs along the Via dei Fori Imperiali until Colosseo.

- Piazza Venezia, taking its name from the adjacent Palazzo Venezia, is dominated by the imposing Vittorio Emanuele II monument.

- From Piazza Venezia walking the Via dei Fori Imperiali you see the ruins of Foro di Cesare (Forum of Cesare) and of Temple of Venere (48 B.C.).
Then, after crossing the road you arrive at the Foro di Traiano (Forum of Traiano; 107-113 A.D.) where stands the 40 metres high Traian Column.
After you have in a row Foro di Augusto (42 B.C.) and Foro di Nerva (97 A.D.).

- The Colosseum is the at the end of this itinerary.
The Colosseo — originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, iconic symbol of Imperial Rome, is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture. Its construction started between 70 and 72 A.D. was completed in 80 A.D.
The Colosseum, used for gladiatorial contests, remained in use for nearly 500 years with the last games being held there as late as the 6th century. Originally it was capable to accommodate around 50,000 spectators.

View map of the tour.


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