Roman Forum of Assisi
The starting point of your immersion in the bowels of Assisi is via Portica at street number 2, in piazza del Comune.
From here, going down for four meters, you can access the underground that passes through the Romanesque crypt of the former church of Saint Nicolò “de platea” dotted with artifacts as capitals, coffins and Roman times inscriptions, from Assisi or from the surrounding areas.
Continue for a narrow passageway along the foundation wall of the Temple of the Minerva, of the first century B.C., overlooking the overlying space with its elegant colonnade.
It opens to your eyes, in all its extension, the Roman Forum, beating heart of the Roman Assisi, where took place the political, administrative and economic affairs related to the community and where citizens could attend. It was found during excavations made in 1836.
This area has been transformed into a real archaeological museum with several testimonials dating back among the second century B.C. and the second – third century A.D.