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"Pie di Marmo: Getting a Kick out of Rome" Top 5 Page for this destination Ancient Rome Tip by von.otter

Ancient Rome, Rome: 86 reviews and 140 photos

  Tom + Pie di Marmo, May 2007
by von.otter

“It is certain that only being in Rome gives you an idea of what school this is. I really have to say that when we are born again our old ideas look like the shoes we wore when we were children.”
— Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749-1832) from “Viaggio in Italia”

As you walk the streets of Rome on your way to visit its world-famous sites your path will take you past countless offbeat antiquities. If you aren’t paying attention, or if you do not know where to look, you could easily miss these amusing treasures.

One such archeological find is tucked away on one of the city’s many narrow streets, paved with granite bricks, not cobble stones. It is a large marble foot wearing a sandal! It is thought that the foot is all that remains of a temple statue of an Egyptian god.

You can find it on Via del Pie di Marmo (Marble Foot Street) near to the church of the Dominican monks, Santa Maria sopra Minerva. The foot is at the corner of Via Santo Stefano del Cacco and Via Piè di Marmo

Via Piè di Marmo stands between Piazza Santa Caterina di Siena and Piazza della Minerva.

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