I present you today one of the biggest and most surprising reasons why Rome is not functional: the Roman forums!
The last two photographs that preceded this text were taken from the Capitoline museums, which have a balcony that overlooks the forum.
On the other side of the road that crosses this area and which ends at the Colosseum, we have the Trajan’s Market, accessible with a different ticket * but also part of the complex of the Roman forums, as it houses the museum of the Imperial Forums. The complex, which originally extended beyond the archaeological area we find now, places that today are occupied by modern buildings, was mainly used as the seat of administrative activities of the Roman Empire held in imperial forums, and only limited to commercial activities, possibly in open air environments at the sides of inner streets. This was built at the same time as the Forum of Trajan, at the beginning of the second century, to occupy and sustain a cliff made on the slope of Mount Quirinal, and has six levels.
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