Discover the eternal City of Rome
Discover the city of Rome and all about the Roman Empire you can admire and Visit the many sites related to the Great Roman Empire and its influence its great Architecture still standing todayThe Roman Forum& about the Roman Empire you can admire and Visit the many sites related to the Great Roman Empire and its influence its great Architecture still standing todayThe Roman Forum this is one of the most important Archaeological sites in the city of Rome also gives you a sense of what the Roman Empire was all about walking through the past feeling the paths of the romans where you will also see the colons of the emperor Phocis.The Roman Forum was part of where the political and religious and commercial activities would take place in Rome.Emperor Hadrian respected and loved the Greeks culture and identified Rome as Greece’s heir, so the pantheon has a strong Greek influence for example the interior is has a sphere inserted in a cylinder; the diameter and the height of the dome, the largest ever built in concrete until the modern age, are identical and both measure 43,30m. With the opening top, which is the only place where light can come through. The Roman Pantheon is also the burial place of the Italian royal family, the Savoia, and of Artist Raphael.
Pantheon Is an amazing and impressive architectural masterpiece of all times, the Pantheon was built by the Great Emperor Hadrian, This particular Emperor would build many amazing masterpieces that are still standing during his rule from the period of the 2nd century AC Emperor Hadrian identified Rome as Greece’s heir, so the pantheon has a strong Greek influence for example the interior is has a sphere inserted in a cylinder; the diameter and the height of the dome, the largest ever built in concrete until the modern age, are identical and both measure 43,30m. With the opening top, which is the only place where light can come through. The Roman Pantheon is also the burial place of the Italian royal family, the Savoia, and of Artist Raphael.
In Later yearsThe Patheon was a temple dedicated to the gods of the pagan religion. Around 608 AD the emperor Phocas, Sent a gift to the Pope Boniface IV and he changed the pantheon into a church dedicated Maria of all the martyrs.
Trevi Fountain was Designed in the 18th century by architect Nicola Salvi and it took many years to build over 30 years. The Trevi Fountain was built to Celebrate water as a symbol of life, health and change.
Important fact is that is is located where the ancient aqueduct of the Acqua Vergine (19 BC), the history of which is related on the reliefs in the upper section of the facade.
The Charm and Elegance of the Trevi Fountain its depiction of the Ocean and at the center of the structure emerge from the water a chariot led by sea horses and tritons, rocks that are decorated with the representation of thirty varieties of plants, Its unique and original beauty even today is considered as one of the master pieces of modern architecture .
And also The Trevi Fountain is also said to grant wishes by Throwing a coin into the fountain your wish will be granted
Is Situated in the Heart of the Exclusive area of Rome the historical center , Piazza di spagna is a meeting place for people to get together on its famous staircase where tourists and locals sit and relax which was designed in the 1700s by Francesco De Sanctis, proved to be an efficient and spectacular solution to the age-old problem of the connection between the square, controlled at length by the Spaniards whose embassy was located there, and the “French area” at the top of the hill that included the Renaissance church of the Trinità dei Monti. The 138 steps in the staircase are animated by terraces and curved sections that create the effect of a waterfall precipitating into the square below. In the spring it is decorated by colorful azaleas and it is also the setting of a famous fashion show.
The Fountain of the Barcaccia was designed by Pietro Bernini, Gian Lorenzo’s father, and it represents a sinking boat placed in a low basin, a brilliant solution to the problem of low pressure in the conduits of the aqueduct that feeds it and that did not allow high jets of water.
The streets around the square are famous for the boutiques of the most famous brands in international fashion and include Via Condotti, one of the most elegant streets in the world.
Piazza Navona is one of the most spectacular squares of Baroque Rome and a splendid example of how the ancient appearance of the city can often be traced and identified in the most popular places of its contemporary life. The elongated shape of the square repeats the structure of the Stadium of Domitian, built in the 1st century AC for sports competitions, and the remains of which are still visible beneath the present street level in Piazza di Tor Sanguigna.
The square acquired the aspect we enjoy today in the Baroque period, with the creation of Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers, and the Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone, adjacent to the Palazzo Pamphilj, that were designed in part by his “rival”, Borromini. The giants on the Fountain at the centre of the piazza, inaugurated in 1651, represent the four major rivers of the continents known at the time: the Rio de la Plata, the Danube, the Ganges and the Nile, famous for its covered face that indicated the mystery of its origins, as its source had yet to be discovered. The representation of plants and animals, along with the movement and sound of the water, seem to bring life and animation to the fountain, which is by one of the thirteen obelisks in Rome, and is decorated with the coat of arms of the Pamphilj pope. The hollow section at the center of the structure is an ingenious idea, as it allows the viewer to see through the fountain without blocking the perception of the full extension of the square.
In the past Piazza Navona was a market place and a venue for festivals during which it used to be partially flooded for the carriage parades of local aristocratic families, and is still animated by the traditional Christmas fair, performers, street artists and many outdoor cafes. As we sit on the edge of a fountain we realize that one of Rome’s most captivating features is the correspondence between the space of art and history and our individual space. We don’t have to limit ourselves to admiring from a distance, on the contrary it seems that the city itself invites us to come closer, to become better acquainted with it and to feel that it belongs to us.
The Vatican City
The Vatican City, independent sovereign state since 1929 (Lateran Pacts), rises on the site where St. Peter was martyred and buried. The first Christian Emperor Constantine, built a splendid basilica there in the 4th century AC which was in later times demolished and rebuilt over a period of almost 120 years (1506-1614). The greatest architects of the period, including Bramante, Michelangelo and Maderno, collaborated in the project of the new church, the largest in the world with its surface adding up to a total of 22,000 square metres. The Basilica of St. Peter’s offers one of the most impressive experiences of architectural space available anywhere. Photographs cannot convey the impact on the