All too often in Italy, archaeological sites are presented with little context, and it’s difficult for untrained eyes to really understand what they’re seeing. Not so at Palazzo Valentini, possibly Rome’s best-presented ancient site. Visitors descend underneath a Renaissance palazzo and peer through a glass floor into the remains of several upscale Roman homes. With innovative use of 3D projections, the walls, ceilings, floors, and fountains of these once-grand houses spring to life, offering a captivating look at lifestyles of the ancient rich and possibly famous. A scale model shows the surrounding area (adjacent to Trajan’s Column) as it looked around the time of its completion (A.D. 113).