Photographer's Note

The current network of streets in central Rome is, with some simplification, the result of five periods of growth of the population and of the role of Rome.
Ancient Rome (brown lines in the map) had its center in the valley between the Palatine, the Capitol and the Quirinal hills. Via Sacra flanked by religious and public buildings was the main street of Ancient Rome. Streets linked this center with the bridges on the Tiber and the gates of the walls.
Renaissance Rome (red lines in the map) was mainly interested in facilitating the access to St Peter's and the Vatican Palace.
Late Renaissance Rome (1550-1600) (magenta lines in the map) saw an increase in population which led to an expansion of the populated part of Rome in the direction of S. Maria Maggiore.
XIXth Century Rome (blue lines in the map) saw the opening of new streets designed at enhancing its new role as capital of the Kingdom of Italy (after 1870).
XXth Century Rome (black lines in the map) led to pulling down some medieval blocks of houses to provide a "grand" entrance to the Capitol, the Colosseum and St. Peter's.

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