Next weekend, Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August, Via dei Fori Imperiali will be entirely closed to pedestrians and traffic. This is the start of Roma Capitale's experiment to extend the pedestrian precinct on Via dei Fori Imperiali to Saturdays, as already happens on public holidays. The experiment is scheduled for the last weekend of each month and in the future will also include a new pedestrian route from the Forum to the central hub of Termini station.
"We are starting this experiment as per the memorandum approved by the Giunta Capitolina. Our aim is to gradually proceed towards the full pedestrian time of one of the capital's most historic and archaeological areas, with a view to creating a single pedestrian area from the Forum to Termini station," said Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi.
"Thanks to this experiment we will also be able to test the new road and public transport alternatives with which the city will have to be ready for the start of the tram and metro C construction sites in Piazza Venezia. I would also like to remind you that we have set up an advisory committee to monitor all the urban transformations related to the mobility works that will affect the area from Termini to Corso Vittorio, with Via dei Fori and Piazza Venezia at its centre, as part of a single, comprehensive urban regeneration project," added Pietro Calabrese, Deputy Mayor in charge of the City on the Move.