Via Sacra - Rome, Lazio, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 41° 53.430 E 012° 29.359
33T E 291708 N 4640666
Quick Description: Via Sacra (Sacred Road) is a basalt-paved road that was the main street of ancient Rome. It connected Capitoline Hill to The Colosseum. It was the traditional route for processions that marked religious occasions and occasions of triumph.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 6/17/2014 4:31:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMKYYC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 24

Long Description:
Via Sacra (Sacred Road) is a basalt-paved road that was the main street of ancient Rome. It connected Capitoline Hill to The Colosseum. It was the traditional route for processions that marked religious occasions and occasions of triumph.

In between Capitoline Hill and The Colosseum the widest street in Rome was lined with temples and shrines. The remarkable restoration allows you to envision what times were like BC.

In the 5th century BC, the road was supported by a substructure to protect it from the rain. Later it was paved and during the reign of Nero it was lined with colonnades.
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Republic 509 B.C. - 27 B.C.

Admission Fee: free

Opening days/times:
24/7/365


Condition: Completely intact or reconstructed

Web Site: Not listed

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