Wednesday, August 15, 2012

10 Roman Sites to Visit in Rome- Part I

Rome- the eternal city. When we think of Rome we tend to immediately conjure up popular images in our head- St Peter's Square and the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum. Out of all these monuments only the Colosseum is a monument from Ancient Rome. And yet Rome is and was principally a Roman city so there is no dearth to the number of Ancient Roman monuments you can see in Rome- some better preserved than the others.  Because Rome is a city of different time capsules with one often overlapping the other, it is often easy to overlook how a structure over 2000 years old coexists with something from the 17th Century and that with something from the past century.

In this series I hope to highlight a few Ancient Roman sites that do not often make it to the traveller's to-do list. Every one of these sites is unique in my opinion and I hope that some of you who will be travelling to Rome in the future would be tempted to visit at least one of them. I do not list them in any order of preference or importance-  merely in the order of my convenience.

So the first site to make it to the list

Porta Maggiore and the Tomb of Eurysaces the Baker