Thursday, 7 May 2015

The most beautiful images of Rome

Rome, the capital of Italy is called as the Eternal City, is one of the most ancient urban center of Europe. The inhabitants from ancient Rome left behind many architectural masterpieces and is now become the center of world-class art, from Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel to the baroque Trevi Fountain, and teems with restaurants, trattorie, osterie, pizzerie, enoteche, caf├ęs, bars, and gelaterie. Rome encompasses the Catholic Church’s independent city-state, the Vatican which is home to the imposing St. Peter’s Basilica and the Pope.

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The Flavius amphitheatre is the most famous and biggest monument in Rome, which is known as the "Coliseum" or "Colosseum". Its construction was started by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavia family, and was opened by his son Titus in 80 AD. During its opening ceremony which lasted for one hundred days people saw many great fights involving the killing of thousands of animals.

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Trevi Fountain
The Trevi fountain, inspired by Roman triumphal arches, is the most famous Baroque fountain in Rome and the most beautiful in the world.  The central figures of the fountain are Neptune (God of the sea), flanked by two Tritons. One struggles to master a veru unruly "sea horse", and the other lead a far more docile animal. These symbolize the two contrasting moods of the sea. The Trevi Fountain that we can see now, was designed by Nicola Salvi in 1732 and competed in 1762. Trevi Fountain is situated in the Trevi square, which has only a walking distance from the Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona.

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Roman Pantheon
Roman Pantheon is a roman temple dedicated to all the gods of  pagan Rome. The emperor Hadrian built the Pantheon to replace Augustus' friend and Commander Marcus Agrippa’s Pantheon of 27 B.C. which burnt to the ground in 80 A.D. It was the most preserved and influential building of ancient Rome. The most fascinating features of the Pantheon is its architecture. The structure of the Pantheon is comprised of a series of intersecting arches. The arches rest on eight piers which support eight round-headed arches which run through the drum from its inner to its outer face.

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Appian Way
The Appian Way is an archeological park strolling past ancient Roman tombs of patrician families. Via Appia Antics, ancient Rome's "Queen of the Roads", is the reason we say all roads lead to Rome. Visitors can see the catacombs of St. Sebastian and Callixtus.

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