Originally built during the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini, the Via dei Fori Imperiali is one of modern Rome's main roads. On its way from the Piazza Venezia
to the Colosseum
, it passes by (and over) a number of sites from Roman antiquity, including the forums of Trajan, Augustus and Nerva. The road was controversial when it was built, and remains so today, for its construction obliterated or ... read more
altered several ancient sites, paving over acres of important archaeological remains and destroying a number of churches, not to mention the hundreds of people it displaced. However, it does provide a convenient path through some of the most heavily trafficked areas in the city, so you might use it as you walk or drive through the metropolis.