The broad Via dei Fori Imperiali is lined on either side by the remains of the Forums of ancient Rome. The street was laid in 1932 with the name Via dell'Impero (Empire Street) which reflected Mussolini's aims. It connects the center to the districts of San Giovanni and Celio and is therefore an important artery for the city. The long existing plan to remove the road has never been implemented because the result would be paralysis of the city traffic. However, the plus side would be that the rest of the forums could be excavated. The street runs from Piazza Venezia to the Colosseum with the Basilica Ulpia, Trajan's Forum and Augustus' Forum on the right and Caesar's Forum and Nerva's Forum on the left. About halfway along, on both sides, lies the Forum of Peace which is currently being excavated.
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