Throughout the time of the Roman Republic, Palatine Hill would remain aristocrats' most desired residential area, while the seat of the palace of emperors, and hence the hearth of politics and power, was found at the bottom of the hill, in the Roman Forum. Started as a gathering place and a market, as Rome grew up in size, the Forum became the political, business, and religious heart of the city. It would be home to some of history's most famous political leaders and philosophers, and play witness to countless historic movements, decisions, and disagreements. And the center focal point, fundamental, for the imperial propaganda, and one of the most recognizable world landmarks today, is the largest amphitheater ever built, better known by its nickname, the Colosseum. Forever iconic, it truly embodies the power, and sheer dominance, of Rome.
The talk will focus on its most significant buildings, their evolution over time and the role they played on the political stage. Led by an expert on ancient Roman Topography, Livia Galante, this Conversation will focus on the central archaeological area of Rome and its role in history. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased comprehension on the history and the monuments of one of the most important archaeological areas in the world.
About Your Expert
Livia obtained a degree in Archaeology at the Sapienza University of Rome and has a Master's degree in the History and Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the University of Roma Tre. Her main field of interest is ancient Roman topography and early Christian architecture; however, she is an accomplished scholar whose teaching ability extends to the Renaissance and Baroque Rome. As a native Roman, Livia is very enthusiastic about sharing the deep love and knowledge she has for her hometown with clients.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.