History By Pictures – 3. The Roman Forum of Terracina

The Roman Forum of Terracina (also known as the Emilian Forum from the name of the magistrate who paved it), is one of the few in the world to preserve such a large portion of the ancient Roman pavement.

 

Reconstruction of the aspect of the Emilian Forum in Roman times (Credits: flickr.com).

 

The function of the square has also survived.

Fulcrum of the political, religious and social life of Tarracina – Anxur, Piazza Municipio (this is the actual name of the ancient square) confirms itself as the religious heart of the modern city, hosting the Cathedral (from whose porch I took the picture), but also the political one, given the presence of the town hall.

 

The Piazza of the Roman Forum of Terracina (now Piazza Municipio) photographed from the porch of the Cathedral of Terracina.

 

Have you ever been to Terracina? Discover the wonders of this seaside town just 100 km from Rome!

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The Piazza of the Roman Forum of Terracina (now Piazza Municipio) in a current photo.

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