3d model and reconstruction


The reconstruction of this famous dwelling quarter in Rome is based on typology comparisons and historiography sources.

The definition of the monument on an urban scale is ideal for bird’s eye views, particularly spectacular in this area, adjacent to the Fora, which includes the most famous monuments in the ancient city.

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The Suburra was a large residential quarter in ancient Rome, between the slops of the Quirinale and Viminale hills and the extensions of the Esquilino.

In the middle ages, on its ruins, houses and towers of aristocratic families were built, still preserved today in the Monti borough.

For the most part, especially towards the Fora, it was inhabited by people living in dire straits, to the extent that the word is used today to indicate an urban ghetto.

A large wall, 33 meters tall, divided the quarter from the monumental area of the Fora, for the purpose of separating the residential from the public part, but also as fire protection.

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