At the junction of Via Labicana and Via Tiburtina the Nymphea of Alexander (Nymphaeum Alexandri) named in honour of emperor Alexander Severus. . It’s a monumental fountain, which offered an urban decoration in the angle between the two streets.






















The Forum of Taurus ( Forum Tauri ) which offered a free space before going through the Tiburtina gate. The gate, which had only one single arch, built in the Aurelian Wall, opened to the Via Tiburtina, the road that linked Rome to Tibur.






















The emperor Claudius surrounded himself with emancipated to govern. The most famous one was Pallas who favoured the wedding of the emperor with his own niece, Younger Agrippina. His huge fortune allowed him to acquire an enviable property, with huge gardens, the Pallas Gardens (Horti Pallantiani). In the middle of the picture, near the acqueduct, the House of Pallas. Pallas had his tomb built in the gardens.



















In the centre of the picture, with its magnificent gardens (Horti), the House of Epaphrodite. Epaphrodite was emperor Nero’s emancipated and secretary, and helped him to commit suicide.























In the IIIrd century the emperor Gallian (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) erected a complex of gardens and palaces as they appear in the centre of the picture, as well a huge nymphea. Stretching from the Via Labicana until the Aurelian Wall, the area recreated the splendors of an imperial palace.