Rome. “…Rome that I Know, It’s always inside of me, In the stormy days, And in those without wind!” (La Roma Che Conosco – Marco Conidi).
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“…Rome that I Know,
It’s always inside of me,In the stormy days,And in those without wind!”
(La Roma Che Conosco – Marco Conidi)
ColosseumThe Colosseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheatre in the center of the city, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is one of the greatest works of Roma architecture and Roman engineering; its construction started between 70 and 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus. Capable of seating 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.
The Circus Maximus is an ancient hippo-drome and mass entertainment venue, it was
the first and largest circus in ancient Rome:
it was used for public games by Etruscan
kings of Rome even if in the 2nd century
BC Greeks influenced these festivals.
Fori ImperialiThe Imperial Fora consist of a series of monumental “fora” (public squares), built in Rome over a period of one and half centuries, between 46 BC and 113 AD. The “fora” were the heart of the late Roman Republic and of the Roman Empire.
Trastevere is one of the “rione” of Rome, on the west bank of the Tiber, south of the Vatican City. Its name comes from the Latin trans Tiberim, meaning literally "beyond the Tiber". The correct pronunciation is "tras-TEH-ve-ray", with the accent on the second syllable. Its logo is a golden head of a lion on a red background, the meaning of which is uncertain. To the north, Trastevere borders on to Borgo “rione”.
To the eastern side of the basilica is St. Peter’s Square. the architectonic structure, created between 1656 and 1667,
is the Baroque inspiration by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
St. Peter’s has the longest interior Christian church in the
… and inside.
Certainly, the most famous inside of Saint Peter’s is the “Sistin
Chapel”. One of the most important paintings , the fresco on the
ceiling, called “The Creation”, was made by Michelangelo
Buonarroti in 1511, under the papacy of Giulio II. Other decorationswere made by Renassaince artists as Raffaello, Bernini and Botticelli.
Fontana di TreviThe Trevi Fountain is a fountain that standing 25.9 metres high and 19.8 metres wide is the largest Baroque fountain in the city.
The Pantheon is a building which was originally built as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome, and rebuilt c.a. 126 AD during Hadrian's reign. The generic term “pantheon” is now applied to a monument in which illustrious dead are buried.
Piazza di SpagnaThe Spanish Steps are a set of steps, climbing a steep slope between Piazza di Spagna at the bottom and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, at the top.
Piazza Navona is a city square in Rome that follows the plan of an ancient Roman circus. Defined as a public space in the last years of 15th century, Piazza Navona is now the pride of Baroque Roman art history. It features sculptural and architectural creations by Bernini, whose famous Fountain of the Four Rivers (1651) stands in the center; by Borromini who designed the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone (1652).
CampidoglioThe bird's-eye view shows Michelangelo's solution to the problems of the space in Piazza del Campidoglio.
Castel Sant’ Angelo
Castel Sant’ Angelo ,initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family, was later used as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum.