Roman Ruins Where Caesar Was Stabbed Opens to Tourists

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Roman Ruins Where Caesar Was Stabbed Opens to Tourists

Conducted under the scientific direction of the Capitoline Superintendency for Cultural Heritage, and made possible by an act of patronage by the Maison Bvlgari, the interventions finally allow the full usability of the Sacred Area of ​​Largo Argentina with a new visit itinerary that, for the first time, allows you to access the site and visit it systematically, reading the stages of life from the Republican age through the imperial and medieval era, up to the rediscovery that took place in the last century with the demolitions of the 1920s.

The millenary history and majesty of the remains of the temples of the Sacred Area can now be fully enjoyed. You can appreciate the details, construction phases, and materials, walking on the same level as the structures that, for decades, citizens and tourists have observed from the street level.

Particular attention has been paid to the accessibility of the precious site, now easily accessible to all: from via di San Nicola de' Cesarini, you can go down and visit the archaeological area thanks to a path on the walkway completely free of architectural barriers, where, a lifting platform allows access to people with reduced mobility. Inside, all the unevenness and jumps in height have been eliminated, making it easy to visit even in a wheelchair or stroller.

But the big news is also the two exhibition areas in the Portico of the medieval Torre del Papito and the rooms below the street level in via di San Nicola de' Cesarini. The spaces present numerous finds from the excavations and demolitions of the last century, including fragments of epigraphs, sarcophagi, architectural decorations, and two heads of colossal statues belonging to divinities revered in the area.

To better tell the story of the site and the transformations that have taken place over the centuries, the entire visit itinerary presents a series of illustrative panels with texts in Italian and English and a rich photographic equipment.

Visually impaired and blind people can use the two large tactile panels in Italian, English, and Braille with indications of the entire complex and of the individual monuments and the tactile reading of two 3D scanned finds - a fragment of a slab with a bird pecking a fruit and the colossal head of a female cult statue.

ArtDependence WhatsApp Group

Get the latest ArtDependence updates directly in WhatsApp by joining the ArtDependence WhatsApp Group by clicking the link or scanning the QR code below


Subscribe to the Newsletter

Image of the Day

Anna Melnykova, "Palace of Labor (palats praci), architector I. Pretro, 1916", shot with analog Canon camera, 35 mm Fuji film in March 2022.

Anna Melnykova, "Palace of Labor (palats praci), architector I. Pretro, 1916", shot with analog Canon camera, 35 mm Fuji film in March 2022.


About ArtDependence

ArtDependence Magazine is an international magazine covering all spheres of contemporary art, as well as modern and classical art.

ArtDependence features the latest art news, highlighting interviews with today’s most influential artists, galleries, curators, collectors, fair directors and individuals at the axis of the arts.

The magazine also covers series of articles and reviews on critical art events, new publications and other foremost happenings in the art world.

If you would like to submit events or editorial content to ArtDependence Magazine, please feel free to reach the magazine via the contact page.