People with an interest in ancient history should fit a visit to the Fori Imperiali complex into their Rome tours this year to learn about one of the leaders of the city’s ancient empire.
An exhibition exploring the rule of the Roman emperor Vespasianus will be open throughout 2009 and up to January 10th next year.
The display was launched to mark the 2,000th anniversary of Vespasianus’ birth and pay tribute to an emperor who is often overshadowed by the likes of Nero and Augustus.
Vespasianus played an important part in the development of the Roman empire, modifying the structure of its politics and its government.
Visitors to Rome will also be able to go on a journey back into its eventful history at an exhibition dedicated to Fra Angelico at the Musei Capitolini, which will be open until July 5th.
The showcase includes many pieces that have never been exhibited before and offers a fascinating introduction to one of the most important painters of the early Renaissance period.