The area of Via dei Fori Imperiali was once occupied by a district. It was Benito Mussolini who proceeded to demolish all the buildings in this area to create a symbolic link between the Colosseum, the most important roman monument, and Piazza Venezia, the new center of the fascist empire. The new street was inaugurated in 1932. This large street of the center of Rome cuts in two parts the area of the forums and its creation buried many archeological ruins. Since the '80s they have been talking about eliminating it but so far nothing has been done yet.