A famous Roman site soon to be accessible to general public for the first time
A famous Roman site, Largo Argentina, which is closed for general public and could be seen just from the street level, will soon become accessible to everyone for the first time thanks to raised paths that will allow visitors to “walk through history.”
The luxury jeweller Bulgari will sponsor this opportunity to happen with €1 million and the works will begin in mid-May and should be finished in approximately one year.
The mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi said via social media: “It is one of the most evocative places in Rome, a treasure chest in the heart of the city. Imagine, this archaeological complex houses four temples dating from between the third and second centuries BC. The works will, for the first time, make the site accessible in an integral, definitive way. The scheme involves creating a system of vertical and horizontal paths inside the archaeological area, allowing visitors to walk through history”.
The walkways will be built at a height and will be illuminated at night with LED lights, reports Italian newspaper La Repubblica, and the site will be accessible to visitors with disabilities. The raised paths will allow a close view of the four Roman Republican temples, including the circular monument to the goddess of Fortune, and the remains of Pompey’s Theatre.
Largo Argentina is best known as being the scene of Julius Caesar’s assassination; it is also the home of a popular cat sanctuary which – the city assures – will not be affected by the works. Photo credit Wantedinrome