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Coloseo, Fontana di Trevi, Piazza Venezia, Vaticano, Piazza Navona, Bocca della Verita, Pantheon


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Monuments in Rome

Published by Nika Burgar — 5 years ago

Colosseum is the most known place in Rome, since ancient times. It was a place where the gladiators fought and the crowd got their entertainment. It used to be covered in gold. Nowadays it's ruins of ancient Rome, which you must see.

Fontana di Trevi is a world known fountain from the movie La Dolce Vita. And they say if you throw a coin into the fountain, you will eventually return to Rome.

Piazza Venezia offers a great view of Rome's center. It's all white and you can even see the inside and drink a cofee on the roof of the Palace.

Vatican is the world largest Christian Church and it is a legal country within Rome. They have their own Swiss military guards. The pope's residence is in Vatican.

Inside you can see the Pieta, Michellangelo's work of stone, which is really detailed. You can also climb up the stairs at the cupola and you have the view of the whole Rome.

Piazza Navona is a square where artists display their artworks, pictures, paintings. Bocca della Verita or the mouth of truth is a face carved in stone. You have to put your hand in and ask a question. If you tell a lie, the mouth eats your hand. It's a myth.

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Fonatana di Trevi

Published by Nicole B. — 4 years ago

The Fontana di Trevi or Trevi Fountain is a very popular and well- known fountain located in Rome, Italy. Is popular among large amounts of tourists who visits the fountain everyday. Nevertheless, it is still a beautiful sight to visit and is definitely worth it. When someone is visiting the fountain, exsist the custom to through coins into the water. Hereby, one has to use the right hand and through the coins over the left shoulder while making a wish. A huge amount of money can be collected in the fountain each year.

Nevertheless, the money is collected by the city and used for subsidiaries or good causes. Unfortunately, the fountain is currently (2014) under construction and it has no water.

The city built a bridge over the fountain, so tourists and visitors can still admire the beauty of the fountain. However, is far from her original beauty and cannot be compared. Therefore, it might be useful to check oryginal look before coming to see fountain at the time of restoration. Please, see the pictures (original and during the restoration time).

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Travelling through 4 rivers

Published by Paul Dikaios — 4 years ago

It's undeniably one of the most beautiful squares in the city of Rome. Built over the Domitian stadium, the square has retained its long shape. There are 3 beautiful fountains in front of the church that is built there. The main of them, designed by Bernini, is decorated by 4 statues and all together represent the 4 greatest rivers in the world(that were known at that time): Danube, Niles, Ganges and Rio De La Plata.

The Piazza Navona is surrounded by baroque buildings, which are the foundations on the ruins of the Stadium of Domitian. About 33, 000 people could watch the races organized at this stage. Indeed, the word Navona is a paraphrase of the expression "in agone". In the 16th century placed the two outermost Trevi fountains Netouno and Fontana del Moro and in the 17th century Fontana dei Quattro Fiume, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The Fontana dei Quattro Fiume was inaugurated in 1651 for Pope Inokentio I and located in the center of the square. Four giants reflect the rivers Ganges, Rio de la Plata, Danube and Nile.

All around the square there are many small cafés and restaurants where you grab something to eat or drink a quick coffee as a typical Roman, but beware though, prices can be quite high in this area. This place is ideal for making a stop between the Vatican and the historical center of Rome.

Last but not least, Campo De' Fiori is just some steps ahead, a place that in the last years has become popular among young people.

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Pantheon // Elephant Obelisk

Published by Paul Dikaios — 4 years ago

This greatly massive construction was the first pagan temple to be converted into a Christian temple, and that's the exact reason it has remained intact and is in such a good condition. The square in which this monument is located, is called Piazza Della Rotonda, named after its round shape. The Romans had a strong performance in the building sector, which used the so-called Roman cement. The rather remarkable specimen of the monumental buildings is the Pantheon in Rome, dedicated to the gods of Olympus, whose reconstruction began on Trajan ( 98-117 AD ) and finished under Hadrian ( 117-138 AD ) This building was rebuilt on the ruins of earlier Pantheon of Agrippa, which was destroyed by fire.

One very particular part of the Pantheon is that its open dome is often referred as ''the eye'' in ancient texts. The most considerable fact about this place, is that most of the ancient (both ancient roman and then byzantine) deliberately picked the 21st of June as a day of their inauguration, because that was the day that the light from the open dome, passed vertically from the temple's cavity. They were translating this fact as ''the willing of god'', so in that way their power was ''validated'' from gods' will.

The church erected by general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, groom and adviser to Emperor Augustus. The church has undergone many changes and has taken its present form by Hadrian. The Pantheon is a huge circular temple. The chamber diameter reaches 43. 30 meters and is equal to the maximum height of the temple, so that the interior can fit a ball with these dimensions. In front of the temple there are 16 columns of Egyptian granite. The architrave has an inscription dedicated to the founder of the church, Agrippa.

Closing, the square has also a fountain with an obelisk in front of the Pantheon and there are many pizzerias and gelaterias spread all over the place.

PS:Don't miss the exceptional gelateria Della Palma (Via Maddalena 19), located in the corner of Via delle Coppelle, as you leave the Pantheon, it has over one hundred ice cream flavors for you to enjoy. Have fun!

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Contemporary Art in Roma

Published by Paul Dikaios — 4 years ago

To tell the truth, I was expecting much more from the museum of contemporary art here in Rome.

Maybe my timing was bad, maybe this specific exhibition was not good, but the fact that there weren't so many paintings but mainly photographs, ruined the whole anticipation I had for this place and as a result I didn't enjoy it as much as I was expecting to.

Nevertheless, there were some interesting street art specimens on the rooftop, on the buildings near the MACRO and some Indonesian art projects were nice, taking under consideration the meeting with a whole different culture, totally diverse from the European.

If you want to get there, the closest metro stop is "Policlinico" and then it's just a 10 minute walk straight ahead as the road goes, and then on the left side there is Via Nizza.

Tip: right next to the entrance, there is a flight of stairs with a big wall filled with neon lights changing colors, it's cool to check it out, it leads to the rooftop.

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Trevi fountain

Published by Patricia Ioana — 4 years ago

In Rome we arrived after a short journey of all airfare, starting well and "infofolita" frozen out-Lisa at temperatures of minus in Romania and reaching on a nice weather on the Fiumicino airport. Besides the airport that know almost better than on my, so many stops and if the... This time the surprise strike, having had our curiosity was announced including reception and apologized as we no longer expect the necessary mercedesul. The strike of some, the joy of others, before there were enough limousines and van ready to take music to honour the same prices. After a journey of about a half hour, at times 10. 30 a. m. (Italian time) we get fixed in front of the hotel. I have to tell you that the driver did not know where it is located and to state all the way to the phone, but it already has passed in terms of jokes on the forum... He charged 80 euro, gave us a receipt.

We booked the hotel about a week before, already well-known http://www.booking.com, after a consultation between the screeds, arrival/departure of the personaluli airport strike announced in totaling 27. Therefore, the strike season being in full swing in Rome, I was wondering what other surprises await me. There were a few, Pandey patience. On the official website it this well, the General's note bk. being fabulous = 8. 6. They should not exageram with this fabulous! What is extraordinary and I must admit that I lay back it's position near the Trevi Fountain, whose water you swinging music listening, you accompany your breakfast, remarkable and unmistakable sound backgr

More interesting is the story of the fountain. Tibrul, passing through Rome, are pouring out quite often. In the end about 500 years occurred the greatest debacle, when they took a ship waters until the Spanish Market. In memory of that event was built the fountain that I mentioned before, the Barcaccia fountain, the famous sculptor Bernini, Doric columns of the Piazza San Pietro in the Vatican. Now, the banks of the Tiber are străjuite by high walls and thick, which no longer allow water on land invasion.

Neither Trevi things were not cool anymore. Nothing objected, here's about a work of art of some 300 years ago, constrută by Nicola Salvi. The fact that it is said that if you toss a coin into the water you meet every wish or desire to return to Rome, puhoaie brings tourists. Some do not even looking at the statues that guard the fountain, being concerned about only being capture by the camera as her coin toss into the water! And I think that not even one in a hundred knows that water fountain is brought to a source of an aqueduct built by Emperor Augustus more than two thousand years, the spring that feeds the fountain.

The central figure of the Trevi Fountain of Neptune, God of the sea, which sits in a chariot battle that has the shape of a seashell, pulled by two sea canalization. One of the horses is naravas and the other is calm and submissive. They symbolize the fluctuating sea disposal. To the left of Neptune is a statue representing abundance, while the one to the right represents perfect health. Above the sculptures are bas-reliefs, one of them depicting a girl then Agrippa was called the aqueduct. Water from the bottom of the well is great. Legend has it that he who throws a coin into the water will be back in Rome. This currency has thrown over your shoulder with your back to the fountain.


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