Rome, Flooded – Torrential Rainstorm – Roman and the Imperial Forums, Coloseum Valley and the Circus Maximus Underwater. Dott.ssa Astrid D’Eredita` / Fotos: Claudio Valletti / La Repubblica.it (20/10/2011). « Rome – The Imperial Fora (1995-2011).
There was a giant rainstorm in Rome last week and the Colosseum, Forum, and Circus were inundated. Here are some pictures, with a few old photos of early 20th century floods, too. One picture of the Forum notes that this is what the Forum might have looked like fairly often before the building of the Cloaca Maxima. No wonder they built the Main Drain.