If you walk down the "Decumano Massimo" (nowadays Corso d'Augusto), you will come to what used to be the main Roman forum. It is the crossroads between the "Decumano" and the "Cardo Massimi". The old Piazza Giulio Cesare and Piazza delle Erbe have been renamed Piazza Tre Martiri. The new name commerates three young partisans who were executed here (Mario Cappelli, Luigi Nicolò, Adelio Pagliarani). A copy of the statue of Julius Caesar was put in the piazza when it was given to the town in 1933. The piazza also contains a Renaissance memorial stone which is called the Ara Romana. This commemorates Caesar's address to his soldiers prior to the conquest of Rome. The Sant'Antono church dates back to 1578. It has an unmistakeable octagonal shape and is surrounded by columns and faced with marble. The church was built in honor of the "miracle of the mule" which the saint is said to have perfomed here. The piazza has recently been resurfaced. This confirmed suspicions that there was a city buried underground. The piazza also has a new and attractive appearance and is lit by early 20th Century style lighting.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Tutti i bus con fermata Stazione FF.SS o Arco d'Augusto