Rome visitors in 2011 will enjoy a great deal of art exhibitions ranging from Van Gogh to contemporary art, from Palazzo Farnese Renaissance art to futurist artist Pablo Echaurren via Teotihuacan City of Gods at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni and the amazing Golden treasures from Romania’s Museums at the Imperial Forum museum. 2011 is going to be another year of unforgettable shows in Rome.

Ancient Treasures from Dacia in Rome at the Imperial Forum Museum

Until April 3, 2011 the ancient ruins of the Trajan’s Market form the backdrop for the exhibition of over 140 gold and silver priceless artifacts all discovered within the territory of Romania, known as Dacia during ancient Rome times. Famous for its goldmines since prehistoric times the Dacia region became known throughout the world for its goldsmiths and this exhibition features gold spiraled bracelets (2nd Century B.C.) each one weighting 2,2 pounds, a ceremonial sword (17th Century B.C.), religious artifacts, exceptional treasures like a beautiful Greek-style helmet (4th Century B.C.), and little gold plaques (2nd Century A.D.) together with jewels from the tombs of the Barbarian princes and the Pietroasa treasures that belonged to the Ostrogoth or Visigoth (5 Century A.D.) royal family.

On display abroad for the first time in more than 30 years the artifacts of this priceless collection are on loan from the National History Museum in Bucharest and seven other Romanian museums. In hosting the show the Imperial Fora Museum is also displaying for the first time 6 sculptures of Dacians that used to be standing in the Trajan’s forum almost 2000 years ago. Due to the stunning settings this exhibition is especially suitable for families visiting Rome with children who want to get out off the beaten path and enjoy a day in the life of ancient Rome.

Eat, drink and relax in/around the Trajan’s Market in Rome

Next to the Monti district this area offers a lot of foodie options from a quick sandwich to a gourmet lunch or dinner. Rome food lovers can enjoy a set menu lunch ($) or gourmet dinner ($$$) at Open by Antonello Colonna, exceptional Roman and Lazio food at the Provincial wine bar right in front of the Trajan’s column, a sandwich at Tricolore (haven’t tried yet), a glass of wine with cheese platter at 313 Cavour ($/$$) or even Indian fares at Maharajah ($$) along with Urbana 47 ($$) and the several grocery stores and pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice) places located on Via dei Serpenti, Via Urbana, and Via del Boschetto.

Tickets and Info

Official Website:

Call Center 060608 (Daily from 9.00 AM to 9.00 PM)

Nearest Metro Station: Line B Cavour

Opening hours

  • Tuesday- Sunday: 9.00 am – 7.00 pm
  • December 24 and 31: 9.00 am – 2.00 pm
  • (last admission 1 hour before closing time)

Closed: Mondays

Entrance Fees

  • Adults: € 11,00
  • Concessions: € 9,00

Since 1997 Nancy Aiello Tours specializes in personalized Italy travel services and private guided tours designed for the independent traveler visiting Italy. Nancy Aiello Tours offers a wide range of top quality Italy travel services for the demanding guest who wants to enjoy Italy art and history, Italian food and made in Italy shopping in comfort and style. We are glad to offer our privileged guests private Italy transfers by fully insured a/c Mercedes Benz limo and minivans, Italy V.I.P. concierge services, Italy accommodation tips, Italy tour planning services, private guided skip the line tours to explore Italy museums and exhibitions. Tour Italy at Your Own Pace with Nancy Aiello Tours!

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Provincial Wine Bar in Rome located just in front of the Trajan's column