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Insula Romana, Rome

Insula Romana - Rome, Italy
Insula Romana
Piazza d'Aracoeli, Rome, Italy 00186Map
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Overview

Alongside the steps of Aracoeli are the remains of this "apartment block" built about 2000 years ago, providing homes for poorer people who lived in difficult conditions. Just the first six floors of the construction can be seen: it is believed to have been higher, with space for perhaps 400 people. The top three floors were partly used in the Middle Ages for the construction of a church. In the 1940s, a renovation operation uncovered three lower floors.

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