New pedestrian routes through Roman and Imperial Fora

Rome: Rome mayoress Virginia Raggi and culture minister Alberto Bonisoli has inaugurated a new pedestrian route connecting the Roman Forum to the Imperial Fora.

“But this is only the first step,” announced Bonisoli. “We intend to create an archaeological ‘Central Park’ in the capital.” The plan is to extend access to the classical Roman remains in the city centre to include the Circus Maximus, the Trajan Markets and the Baths of Caracalla in a seamless itinerary, Bonisoli announced.

Announcing the agreement signed between the city hall’s department for cultural heritage and the already existing Colosseum Archaeology Park, Raggi told media, “We have slashed through bureaucratic obstacles and made a simple gesture, just like opening a gate.” The responsibility for these areas was previously divided between State and city offices.

The plan should do away with the need to queue for separate entrances to the fascinating testimony of the classical Roman era, enabling tourists and Romans alike to grasp the breadth and layout of the city at the time of the Caesars.