Fori Imperiali Rome
In 54 B.C., Julius Caesar was the first to come up with another square, originally intended as merely a straightforward extension of the Republican Forum. Caesar’s Forum was followed by Augustus’, then the Transitional and, finally, Trajan’s Forum, which is undoubtedly the grandest.
Together, the archaeological sites make up, from an urban standpoint, an organic complex renamed in the modern era the “Imperial Fora”, reaching from Capitol Hill (Campidoglio) to the foot of the Quirinale Hill. Between 1924 and 1932, the Imperial Fora resurfaced following the demolition of which had been over the centuries built on top so as to clear the way for today’s Via dei Fori Imperiali.