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The moon at the Roman Forum: Guided Night Scene


Since April 22, 2016 a charming night tour of the Roman Forum with evening guided tours every Friday from 20.15 to 24 hours (last admission 22:45)
The route starts from the Basilica Emilia, founded in 179 BC, whose original function was in welcoming in the bad season, in a covered area, all activities of the Forum. Of this area, the lights perfectly punctuate the sequence of the columns that divided the space of the basilica. Continue to the right passing in front of the Temple of Caesar, and to the impressive building of the Curia Iulia, seat of the Roman Senate. The tour continues to the church of S. Maria Antiqua, reopened to the public after more than thirty years and which preserves on its walls a wealth of unique paintings in the Christian world of the first millennium, dating from the sixth to the ninth century. It then runs along the Via Sacra, skirting the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, erected in 141 A.D. The precious restoration has revealed the full magnificence of the six major cipolin columns 17 meters high.

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