|The Temple of Saturn|
in the Forum also served
as the treasury for the
During our six weeks in Rome during spring 2018, Jane and I never lost our fascination with the many reminders of a long-lost world. Our apartment, in a tiny neighborhood tucked between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills and the Forum, was a short walk from the Circus Maximus and only a slightly longer walk from the Colosseum. We could not have been more embedded in ancient Rome.
For the itinerary of our three-month visit to Italy, click HERE.
|The Forum's Temple of Atonini and Faustina was saved when |
it was converted for use as a Christian Church.
|The Ara Pacis, buried and forgotten for centuries, now is enshrined and protected|
in its own small museum designed by the American architect Richard Meier.
|Faces of Roman Emperors stare back at museum visitors at Palazzo Massimo, which houses|
Rome's greatest collection of classical period art.
|"Boxer at Rest" is a bronze from the|
second or first century B.C.E. He is still
wearing his boxing gloves (more like
brass knuckles) as he sits after
a fight. At Palazzo Massimo.