The Spot Where Julius Caesar Died Can Now Be Accessed By the Public

Largo di Torre Argentina, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Largo di Torre Argentina, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy. Photo by Gabriella Clare Marino on Unsplash

You may be familiar with one of Shakespeare’s most famous works, Julius Caesar. The play depicts the fall of the Roman dictator who was assassinated by his senators, and features the famous line, “Et tu, Brute?”.

The murder took place in 44 BC at the Curia of Pompey in Rome. It stands behind two of four temples that altogether make up Largo di Torre Argentina.

Those fascinated by the history have been able to gaze down on the square from above, but have never had access to the actual site. Until now. 

Jewelry brand, Bulgari, helped to fund a new series of walkways that will enable visitors to be right in the thick of it. The paths will provide access for both wheelchairs and strollers, with tourists being able to descend via a staircase or elevator platform.

“Happy to be able to give back to the Romans and tourists the Sacred Area of Largo Argentina in all its beauty,” said Mayor Roberto Gualtieri. “Through elevated walkways, visitors can literally immerse themselves in History.”

The ruins have been described as a “precious jewel made of history, art and culture,” nestled in the heart of Rome. 

Tickets are open to the public, with general admission costing five euros.