ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA e RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Prof. Arch. Roberto Einuadi, “Excavations in the Roman Status Quo [I Fori Imperiali], Places 5.1 (1988), [PDF] p. 28-41. & (Mayor I. Marino, Via dei Fori, 1988 [08 | 2013]).
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— Rome, Via dei Fori Imperiali (1980).
— Rome mayor plans to remove Colosseum road built by Mussolini, Mayor Ignazio Marino wants to rip up the road to create a vast archaeological park uniting the Roman Forum and other key sites in the heart of Rome. THE LOS ANGELES TIMES (12 AUGUST 2013).
ROME — The newly elected mayor of Rome plans to radically redraw the map of the Eternal City by ripping up a busy road routed through a vast archaeological site by the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. Ignazio Marino, who trained and worked as a surgeon in the United States before returning to Italy to enter politics, said he planned to create “a completely new urban setup” in Rome by reuniting the excavated Roman Forum and the imperial forums of Trajan, Augustus, Caesar and Nerva in one massive archaeological park. (…) Via dei Fori Imperiali was built by Mussolini as part of his bid to tap into the prestige of the Roman empire as he sought to build his fascist rule. Opening the road on horseback in 1932, he led a parade of World War I veterans along it. Marino said the idea of ripping up the road came to him in 1988 when he was showing an American doctor around the site. “Here walked Julius Caesar, and Cicero spoke on this spot,” he recalled telling his colleague. “Who had the idea to build a road here?” came the reply.”
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES (12 AUGUST 2013).