As we were making our towards some of the major attractions in Rome today, we came across these ruins along the via Corso Vittorio Emmanuel, the Sacra di Largo Argentina. There are remnants of four temples in the site that date between the fourth and second centuries BC. the ruins, which actually sit below street level, were accidentally discovered in 1926 during an excavation project ordered by Benito Mussolini. Reportedly, in the area around these ruins, Julius Caesar was killed on March 15, 44 BC. The temple area is considered to be one of the best sites to see remains of Roman architecture from the Republican era.
Carl and Lorraine Aveni are two retirees planning on traveling through Europe for at least one year.