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Colosseum in Italy

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One of the greatest works of Roman architecture and probably the world's most renowned ruin is the Roman Colosseum or Coliseum - is an elliptical amphitheater in downtown Rome (Italy), the largest ever built in the Roman Empire.    50,000 seats Colosseum was built for gladiatorial fights and public spectacles. Other public events: the greatest fighting game in the world, hunt animals, executions, famous battles. It is said that the Coliseum over 500,000 people ...

Piazza di Spagna

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  Piazza di Spagna is one of the most popular places in Rome and also a very nice eye. The combination of monumental stairs - the famous Spanish Steps, with an obelisk and a church attracts a lot of photographers and tourists in this market.     Spanish Market is located in a French church (Trinita dei Monti) on top of a hill that can be reached by climbing a very long staircase, known as Scalinata della Trinita dei Monti or Spanish Steps. The id...

St. Peter’s Basilica

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  This magnificent building is the center of Christianity. The opulence of its interior testifies the richness of the Catholic Church in the sixteenth century. Emperor Constantine, the first Christian emperor of Rome, ordered the construction of St. Peter Basilica on the Vatican hill. The location was chosen symbolically, on the spot where St. Peter, one of the apostles, was buried in AD 64. A small shrine already existed on the site, but it was replaced with a church which would be com...

Galeria Borghese in Rome, Italy

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    Borghese Gallery houses collections Sciopone Cardinal Borghese in the 16th century, the building of the historic Villa Borghese Pinciana summer, located on the outskirts of Rome. Reinaugurat after 14 years of restoration work, the Borghese Museum, with its impressive architecture and sumptuous decor are the perfect setting for the works exhibited. The collections are displayed in only 20 rooms on two floors, but nevertheless, the Borghese Gallery is an interesting alternati...

Vatican

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    A major tourist attraction, the smallest country in the world, Vatican City occupies an area of 0.44 square kilometers and serves as a spiritual center for millions of Roman Catholics worldwide.       The city state as it is often called the Vatican is the residence for about 800 people, but none of them is a permanent resident. The population of this tiny area around the basilica of San Pietro is composed of priests, monks, guards,...

Trajan's Column

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  Trajan's Column was built between 106-113 AD to honor the victories of emperor Trajan in Dacia. It was located in the Column of Trajan's Forum (forum which had just been opened in those days) and surrounded by buildings.      A spiral relief is engraved around the column. Relief band has a length of 180 meters and its width varies from 60 cm to 120 cm below the top. On the column there are over 2,000 characters engraved in describing scene...

Fontana di Trevi

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   Fontana di Trevi is probably the best known and most beautiful fountain in Rome the whole city. This impressive monument dominates the small Trevi market located in the Quirinale district. Trevi Fountain is at the end of an aqueduct built in i Ch 19 is called the Aqua Virgo. This aqueduct bringing water from the Salone springs (about 20km away from Rome) and supplies the fountains in the historic center of Rome with water.       In 1...

Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica

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   Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is an authentic jewel full of beauty of inestimable value. For about 16 centuries it dominates the city of Rome: Marian temple par excellence and the cradle of art, is a reference point for all people of the world, coming to enjoy what the eternal city offers through its monumental greatness. Church of Santa Maria Maggiore is one of the four main churches in Rome, built in 352 after Christ and dedicated to St. Mary. The shrine was built after...

Roman Forum

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   Roman Forum was the center of Roman political life, it highlighted many relics, temples and churches. Until i Ch 509 when Rome became a republic, the city was ruled by an Etruscan dynasty. It has built a sewage system called "Maximum sink" to bring water from marshy lands in the valley situated between the hills of the Palatine and Esquiline Capitol to the river Tiber. After construction of the aqueduct, the area became the most active center of Rome and place your firs...

Pantheon

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  Now built more than 1800 years of building great domes rising again as a reminder of the greatness fellow Roman Empire and is one of the attractions of Rome. Dome building with a height over 43 meters is the most impressive. It was the highest dome in the world until 1436 when the Florence Cathedral was built.      At the top there is an opening large dome, called OCULUS, which was the only source of light to the building. The front of the...


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