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Rome City Tour

Rome Tour Rome is the capital of Italy and the Lazio region. It’s the famed city of the Seven Hills, La Dolce Vita, Vatican City, and Three Coins in the Fountain. Its Historic Center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Vatican It has been the Popes’ residence since 1377. In fact, before the Pontifical …

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Fountain of Trevi

It is one of the most important works of the late Baroque in Rome. The architect Nicola Salvi, who had won a public competition, was commissioned by Pope Clement XII ( 1730-40 ) to build it. The fountain was inaugurated for the first time in 1740 under Benedict XIV and then when it was finished …

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Arches of Rome

Arches of Rome – Arches of Constantine, Septimus Severus, and Titus The arch, built as a memorial or to celebrate a triumph, is one of the great inventions of Roman architecture; Rome has many of them. The most recent, majestic, and well preserved is the Arch of Constantine near the Coliseum. It was inaugurated in …

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Pantheon Rome

Built a few years before the birth of Christ by Marcus Agrippa in honor of Augustus, it was then restructured under Hadrian ( around 120 AD ), the Pantheon is the most imposing and complete building surviving from antiquity. It is so well preserved because from 609 AD it was converted into a church dedicated …

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Appian way Rome

The Appian way This is the most famous, the longest, the straightest of the old Roman roads, and also the best preserved. It starts, more or less, from the Baths of Caracalla and in an almost straight line, a good ninety kilometers, joins Terracina, Capua ( in Campania ), then goes through Benevento until it …

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Capitol Rome

Capitol On this hill, there were built the most important temples of the city, such as that one of the triad Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva. In the Middle Ages, it becomes the seat of the commune. From the beginning of 1536. by order of Paul III, Michelangelo planned this trapezoidal square and connected it with …

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Rome Spanish Steps

The Piazza di Spagna A church, a flight of steps, and a fountain form the most elegant and complex Roman urban site of the 18th century. The Church of Trinita dei Monti was started in 1502 and consecrated eighty years later, at the wish of the French kings who dedicated it to a saint dear …

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Rome The Obelisks

Rome, more than any other city, is full of obelisks, many of Egyptian origin. These enormous monoliths, either bare or covered in hieroglyphics, form focus points at the center of the great squares; but they are also symbols of the sun and immortality. There are thirteen obelisks in Rome. The most ancient and the highest …

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Rome Photos Free for use

FREE Photos You can use on Your Personal and commercial sites or projects. All Pictures below were photographed by Stanisa Josic and FREE of copyright restrictions. I offer these photos free to download under Creative Commons Zero. No attribution or backlinks are required, but any form of spreading the word is always appreciated. Please feel …

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Latest Venice News

Fish and chips came from Venice, Italian school chiefs tell pupils Nothing epitomizes British cuisine like fish and chips – the staple of every coastal town and city, considered by most Brits to be a truly home-grown creation. But children in Rome are being taught that the dish was brought to Britain by Venetian … …

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Florence Tour

Florence is the capital city of the province of Florence. Florence is the most populous city in Tuscany and one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. THE CATHEDRAL-S. MARIA DEL FIORE The Cathedral was started in 1296 by Arnolfo di Cambio on behalf of the republic. Giotto continued the works until his passing in …

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Venice Hotels

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Roman Forum

We are in the center of ancient Rome. Here, Rome built after having dried up the marshlands its Forum where all the political, religious, and commercial activities were held, between the Palatine, the Capitol, and the Esquiline hills. It is not easy to move about these ruins without having some knowledge of the ten centuries …

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The Coliseum

Its original name, Flavian Amphitheater, commemorated the name of Vespasian who commissioned the building in 72 AD and inaugurated it by sacrificing 5000 animals. At least until 523 AD ( under Theodosius’s reign ), fights between gladiators and wild beasts were held here periodically. There is no historical evidence that Christians were martyred in the …

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Consulates in Florence

CONSULATES in Florence: AUSTRIA Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci, 58…………………… 055.26.54.222 BANGLADESH – Via Pellicceria, 6 …………………………………… 055.21.75.00 BELGIO – Via dei Servi, 28 ……………………………………………. 055.28.20.94 BRASILE – Via P. Pitti, 5……………………………………………………… 055.22.23.36 CAPO VERDE – Via dei Tornabuoni, 4………………………………055.21.66.89 CHILE – Poggio Magherini, 4 – Fiesole …………………………… 055.59.72.16 CHINA Repubblica Popolare Via dei Delia Robbia, 89……… …

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