Type: ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
address: Piazza Santa Maria, 53 - Largo Romolo e Remo, 5-6
feriali e festivi: ore 9,00 - 19,45
At the end of the Republican period, when Rome had become the capital of a vast empire that stretched from Gaul to Asia Minor, the ancient Roman Forum was inadequate for administrative functions sights.
Julius Caesar in 54BC first creating a new square, considered initially as a simple extension of the Republican Forum.
The Forum of Caesar followed by the Forum of Augustus, the Transitional Forum (built by Domitian and inaugurated by Nerva) and, finally, the Forum of Trajan, certainly the largest.
All these archaeological sites are a point of view, an organic complex renamed in the modern era of "Imperial", which stretches from the Capitol to the Quirinal planning.
Between 1924 and 1932 the Imperial were brought to light as a result of the demolition of the buildings in the area for the construction of the Via dei Fori Imperiali.