Thursday, April 19, 2007


Rome is set to show off its ancient glory in a swathe of old and new museums centred on the Capitol Hill.

"It will be a new Louvre," said Mayor Walter Veltroni, announcing the plans.

The little-known but richly attractive Museum of Roman History - currently off the tourist map in the Mussolini-built suburb EUR - is to move into a municipal building on the edge of the Circus Maximus.
Along with the remodeled Capitoline Museums, and the soon-to-open Museum of the Imperial Forums, in Trajan's Markets, this will make one of the most fascinating and exciting cultural areas in the world that much more of a thrill! I want to go! Now!

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