UNESCO Cities of Design

One of the most important cities in history, we see the depictions of Rome in many ancient works. However, the closest depiction of Rome’s antiquity was made by Italo Gismondi. Italian archaeologist Italo Gismondi, who lived between 1887-1974, made a model of the real scale of Ancient Rome as it was in the 4th century AD.

It took 36 years to model the Ancient Rome. It is almost three and a half times the Coliseum’s construction time. Gismondi’s model is one of the best reflections of the Ancient Roman Period. More than 200 meters in length, the model reveals all the ruins of Ancient Rome.

The model designed by the archaeologist Italo Gismondi is on display at the Roman Museum.