Town Planning
Via Piccolomini
Giulio Agricola

The modern Rome spreads around the historical center in a chaotic maze. Almost all excavations done reveal the presence of new archaeological remains of the Ancient Rome that need to be checked by a special commission. As a result, new plans for building have to be revised several times and approved before construction can begin.
Decade after decade Rome expanded, following various zoning laws which were different for each neighborhood. The residential and the populated areas are intermingled in a sort of mosaic, which is difficult to describe. The traffic is chaotic and the orientation is very complicated. Many Romans, tired with the stress of the city, have begun to think of more pleasant places to live. Many foreigners, on the contrary, are fascinated by the beauty of Rome and only desire a job and a roof in the eternal city.... Rome is slowly changing.

(Rita B.)

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