I am looking for a Latin translation of the Italian word "piazza". Specifically, I would like to have a Latin word to describe the various piazze in today's Rome. I have found a couple of possibilities, but I'm not sure which would be most suitable or if I should look for something else:
- Forum: This is a very well known classical Latin word and means roughly the same thing. But I'm not sure how good the match is.
- Piazza: One can just take the Italian word and treat it like a Latin one. It sounds less Latinate, but it unambiguously refers to piazza as it is understood in Italy.
- Platea: If Wiktionary is to be trusted, this is where the Italian word comes from. It is again a good Latin word, but I'm unsure how well it matches the concept of a piazza in today's Italy.
What do you think? How would you translate "piazza" from Italian to Latin and why?