The Porta Romana

The Porta Romana was the entrance to the western city of Aquinum. It is a monumental gate with a single arch, a square, made of large blocks of travertine. Can be seen today, next to the Via Latina, the base part of the elevation of the jambs and the attack of the walls, as well as several … Leggi tutto The Porta Romana

The Porta San Lorenzo

The Porta San Lorenzo (from close to a medieval church dedicated to the saint and remembered in medieval sources at the beginning of the fourteenth century.) Is located on the Via Latina in the eastern sector of the urban area of Aquinum. It is a door to a rectangular shaft preserved almost entirely built of … Leggi tutto The Porta San Lorenzo

The Arch

  In the eastern suburb of Aquinum is the honorary arch so-called " di Marcantonio". The attribution of this, very suggestive, draws its origins by Cicero (Cic. Philipp., II, 41, 105-106). The monument is one of the oldest examples of honorary arch known in Italy. Built in blocks of local travertine, the Arch missing of … Leggi tutto The Arch

The Via Latina

The Via Latina is one of the oldest roads in Italy. Already existing in protohistoric and archaic ages, the path that characterizes the Liri valley was settled around the IV-III century. BC, during the Roman colonization of southern Lazio. Leaving Rome at Porta Capena together with the Queen of Roads (the Appian Way), the Via … Leggi tutto The Via Latina

The Amphitheater

The amphitheater is located in the south-western sector of the city. Of the monument are visible only few remains  because was partially destroyed during the construction of the A1 highway between 1960 and 1961. In the summer of 2010 he was made ​​a first archaeological excavation. A farmhouse rested on four radial septa of the … Leggi tutto The Amphitheater

The Apsidal Building

The building is located close to the theater, in the central sector of the Roman city. It is a structure built of large blocks of local travertine squared. In the past, on the basis of Juvenal to the ruins had been given the name of "Temple of Diana". In the writings of some nineteenth-century travelers, … Leggi tutto The Apsidal Building

The Temple

  The major temple of Aquinum, better known as the “so-called Capitolium" was one of the largest buildings in the city. The remains are located in the northwest of the colony, in a peripheral area. The temple was built on a pre-existing cult certainly the oldest, pre-Roman times. According to the most recent studies, the … Leggi tutto The Temple

The Theater

The theater is on the Via Latina, decumanus maximus of the ancient colony. There are visible the walls that supported the media cavea, and part of the scaena. Of the building remain 22 radial septa. The walls are cementitious, and facing walls are characterized by an opus reticolatum with cubilia in local travertine. The first … Leggi tutto The Theater