Rome Steps Back in Time, Turning Roman Forum Pedestrian
August 7, 2013
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Its rich history makes it a tourist destination.
Now, Rome's new mayor pays homage to the streets once ruled by emperors by closing them off to traffic.
Tourists and some proud locals are welcoming the move to make the ruins more accessible.
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