It really is a completely different Rome than the one we know today. The street on the left with the little man walking is via delle Terme di Tito and we are at the top of the Colosseum.
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Ombretta : “In those times all the areas around the Colosseum up to the Pyramid of Cestius, San Giovanni and surroundings were areas of pastures and vineyards as in the image, then everything evolved up to the degradation of our days!!!”
Irene : “From via S. Martino ai Monti, passing through via Equizia, viale del Colle Oppio, via delle Sette Sale… there was the man who sold olives and “fusaje” who fished from two buckets and put them in packets , on Sundays the balloon seller, and the fantastic Nunzia in front of the large fountain.An entire childhood at Colle Oppio, where I then took my son to play and Nunzia was always there with her licorice laces…
Patrizia : “The fifties .. Every afternoon playing at Colle Oppio, when we were in via Merulana “
The hill was the seat of one of the villages from which Rome arose, and the memory of this sort of civil nobility was still alive in the Republican era, according to an inscription found near the Sette Sale, at the Baths of Trajan, which mentions the restoration of the sacellum compitale made at the expense of the inhabitants (de pecunia montanorum). In the Augustan subdivision of the city, Mons Oppius was included in Regio III, called Isis et Serapis from the large temple that stood on its south-eastern slopes, between today’s via Labicana and via Merulana.
Previously the seat (in the direction of the Vicus Suburanus) of the Portico di Livia, the hill was occupied in the Neronian era by the Domus aurea and by the subsequent Baths of Titus and Trajan. Then, in the Christian era, the Titulus Eudoxiae (today’s San Pietro in Vincoli) and the Titulus Equitii (today’s San Martino ai Monti) settled there.
Today it belongs to the Monti district, of which it constitutes the green lung, and is between via Labicana, via degli Annibaldi, via Cavour, via Giovanni Lanza, via Merulana. The surrounding streets were intensely built up between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, while the archaeological remains (at least what remained from the looting) were included in the vast Parco del Colle Oppio, which slopes down towards the valley of the Colosseum. (wiki)
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