Day 16: Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Pictures were taken from the tour bus.
Tucked away along the banks of the Tiber River is an unsuspectingly quiet area where much of Rome was thriving around the period of Christ's time on earth and before. Not to be missed is the the Theater of Marcellus.
The above is quoted from a review of the area by
Jose Kevo. See that page for more descriptions and his impressions of the area.
Theater Of Marsellus and Remains of Temple of Apollo
The Curved outer wall of this vast amphitheater has supported generations of Roman buildings. It was built by Emperor Augustus (27 BC-AD 14), who dedicated it to Marcellus, his nephew and son-in-law, who had died at age 19 in 23 BC.
The Middle Ages were a turbulent time of invasions and local conflicts. By the 13th century the theater had been vonverted into the fortress of the Savelli family. In the 16th century Baldassarre Peruzzi built a great palace on the theater ruins for the Orsini family, including a garden facing the Tiber. The lower arches were later occupied by humble dwellings and workshops.
Close to the theater stand three beautiful Corinthian columns and a section of frieze. These are from the Temple of Apollo, which housed many great works of art that the Romans had plundered from Greece in the 2nd century BC.`
Remains of Temple of Apollo
St Maria di Loreto & Sacred Name Of Maria Churchs
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