Modern Rome sits atop as much as 30 feet of archeology, a phenomenon that has led to the preservation of countless ancient monuments, including houses, temples, sewers, and theaters. This archeological walk focuses on the urban stratification that characterizes the city’s architectural history and provides ample ground to discuss everything from Roman engineering and construction to urban planning and building functions under the Roman Empire. Rome’s stratification provides an unparalleled opportunity to physically move through the city’s history, from modern street level down through the medieval and ancient layers that provide the backbone for the pavement we currently walk over. Due to irregular opening hours, sites will vary depending on the day of the week, but may include San Clemente, San Nicola in Carcere, the Crypta Balbi, the Vicus Caprarius, and the Case Romane on the Celio.
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