Via Sacra

Attraction, Cultural, Historic
The Via Sacra (Latin: Via Sacra) (Sacred Road) was the main street of ancient Rome, leading from the top of the Capitoline Hill, through some of the most important religious sites of the Forum (where it is the widest street), to the Colosseum.

The road was part of the traditional route of the Roman Triumph that began on the outskirts of the city and proceeded through the Roman Forum. In the 5th century BC, the road was supported by a super-structure to protect it from the rain.[citation needed] Later it was paved and during the reign of Nero it was lined with colonnades.

The road provided the setting for many deeds and misdeeds of Rome's history, the solemn religious festivals, the magnificent triumphs of victorious generals, and the daily throng assembling in the Basilicas to chat, throw dice, engage in business, or secure justice. Many prostitutes lined the street as well, looking for potential customers.
  • Colosseum Underground
  • Via Sacra
  • Roman Forum
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Palatine Hill
Exclusive Access to the Underground tunnels of the Colosseum. Explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with experts.
English, Italian
Max Group Size:
6 people
Minimum Guests:
1 person
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Scavi Tour
We went on this tour several years ago and were awed by it. Is it still available at all? Thanks for your reply.