9 March 2008

Roman Forum & Palatine, Rome

An exciting new sight has opened on the warren-like Palatine hill in Rome: some frescoed rooms of the villa of the Emperor Augustus. But with the good news comes bad: visitors must now pay to enter the Roman Forum (Foro Romano). I used to enjoy the fantastic experience of walking through the ruins on my way home; such casual visits will now be a thing of the past. Hopefully the extra revenue will be used for preservation and archaeology.
> House of Augustus opens to public (BBC)

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