Today we got our first glimpse of Roman ruins. We headed out, this morning, to the art supply store, which is located on a street behind the Pantheon, when we ran into the Area Sacra. These are ruins of four temples built between the 4th and 3rd century B.C.
Walking around further we came across the beautiful Fontana Delle Tartarughe (Fountain of the Tortoises), built in 1588.
And then we ran into some more ruins. This is the Porticus Octaviae built by Augustus around 27 B.C.