Rome Ruins

Rome Relics

Aqueduct 1Aqueduct 2Aqueduct 3Aqueduct 4

This is what remains of the Aqua Claudia and Aqua Anio Novus in the Lateran area of town. This arcade extends well southwest of town. The archaeological park that parallels Via Tuscolano includes several hundred meters of arcade. There are several places where you can climb up ontothe structure and peer into the channel.



Aqueduct 5

This is Porta Maggiore. The aqueduct channels are at the top of the structure and flow from left to right. The Aqua Marcia pierces the wall here as well. A few hundred meters to the right down Via Statillia at Via di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme is what looked to me like a small cistern



Arch of Septimus Severus

The Roman Forum now has full access to the northern end. The Arch of Septimus Severus has been "off limits" for a few years. It's been cleaned and looks great. We can now walk right through it and up to the Capitoline Hill.



Marcus Aurelius Bronze Statue

This is a replica of a commemorative bronze of Marcus Aurelius. It was saved from the melting pot for centuries because it was mistakenly identified as Constantine (I know you know who Constantine was... a hint: the first Christian Roman Emperor). The original stood in this same spot for many centuries, but modern air pollution began to destroy it. It was moved into the Capitoline Museum, where it's been restored and is on display. To give you an idea of its scale the pedestal the horse is mounted on is about 3 meters (10 feet) high.



Santa Maria in Trastevere

This is Santa Maria in Trastevere.



Spello Arch

This is one of the 6 Roman gates in Spello. There's not much here, but it is original. The stone is glowing nicely in the sunset.



Spello 1Spello 2

Some quiet Spello streets.



Spello 3

"We can have lunch here if you want. We can taste three wines and have some food. Bread, cheese, other stuff."

"How much?"

"10 000 each."



Theater of Marcellus 1 Theater of Marcellus 2 Theater of Marcellus 3

Three views of the Theater of Marcellus.



Colosseum in the Sun

The Colosseum basking in the late afternoon Fall sun. Taken from the Roman Forum.