Piè di Marmo

Piè di Marmo information

Location
Rome , Italy
Address
Via di Santo Stefano del Cacco
Getting there
Bus: Via del Corso
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It doesn’t appear on any tourist brochures and you could easily pass by without noticing it, but the Piè di Marmo is one of the Romans’ favourite monuments. A giant marble foot, now on Via di Santo Stefano del Cacco, it started life attached to statue in a 1st-century temple dedicated to the Egyptian gods Isis and Serapis. Some 1600 years later it cropped up on the street that now bears its name, Via del Piè di Marmo.

It was moved to its current position in 1878 to clear the path for King Vittorio Emanuele II’s funeral procession to the Pantheon.