Fodor's Expert Review Peristil
From Roman times to the present day, this has been the main public meeting place within the palace walls. The spacious central courtyard is flanked by marble columns topped with Corinthian capitals and richly ornamented cornices linked by arches. There are six columns on both the east and west sides, and four more at the south end, which mark the monumental entrance to the Vestibul. During summer, occasional live concerts are held here.