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Rome: Places and Monuments

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ANCIENT ROME

Castra Peregrina

The organization of the Empire by Augustus also entailed the creation of organizations entrusted with tasks until that time attributed confused and among these was the establishment of a military detachment that today would be called "intelligence" ...

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Via Sacra, luxury street

Already starting from Tarquinius Priscus times along the Via Sacra were built porticus on which opened tabernae where were selling the most varied goods; in the V century BC in the Forum were opened tabernae for the sale of meat coming in from nearby Foro Boario: it was from the counter of a butcher that the father of Virginia took the knife by which killed her near Sacellum Cloacinae. At the end of the IV century BC There it was a big change: Gaius Menius, who defeated the Samnites washing the shame of Caudine Forks, he decided to make improvements to the Forum and built some elevations on tabernae surrounding the large central area of the Forum where took place then the Ludus Gladiatores so there were more places for spectators ...

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Pandataria, insula et carcer

Ventotene is one of the Pontine islands, in the days of Ancient Rome his name was Pandataria. Very small, only 154 hectares, was chosen by the emperors of Rome as a place of exile for their family women considered immoral or dangerous ...

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Arch of Titus

The Arch of Titus is one of two arches of the Roman Forum still intact. The other is the Arch of Septimius Severus that with the Arch of Constantine near the Colosseum and the Arch of Gallienus in Esquiline are the triumphal arches still visible and substantially intact in Rome ...

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Arcus of Malborghetto

In the IV century A.D., at the intersection of the Via Flaminia with the road, which no longer exists, that linked Capena with Vejo was erected almost certainly an arch to celebrate Constantine's victory in the battle of the Milvian Bridge in 313 A.D. The battle began at Prima Porta, and ended with the defeat of Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge; The arch was built in the same place where, according to legend, was the camp of Constantine who here had a vision of the cross ...

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Temple of Jupiter Stator in Palatio

The legend tells that the temple was built by Romulus near the Porta Mugonia, at the point where he vowed honoring Jupiter with an aedes if he had "stopped" the retreat of the Romans who were retreating inside the walls pressed by the Sabines ...

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Temple of the Storm

Aedes Tempestatis, was a temple built to fulfill a vow of Lucius Cornelius Scipio, son of Barbatus, who during his consulate in 259 BC conquered Corsica and the city of Alearia ...

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Sacellum Cloacinae

Legend has it that the Romans and the Sabines, after the battle of Lacus Curtius decided to unite the two peoples, and laid down their ...

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Arch of Drusus

Historical sources tell us that the Senate had erected along the Via Appia a arch in honor of Drusus in 9 BC, was a post-mortem recognition by the triumphs ...

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The Obelisk of Lateran

The Lateran Obelisk is one of thirteen ancient obelisks of Rome, with its 32.18 m height (with stand and the cross reaches 45,70 m) it is the world's ...

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Neo-Pythagorean Basilica of Porta Maggiore

In 1917 occurred some landslides along the railway line coming out from Termini towards Cassino, near Porta Maggiore opened a chasm in which collapsed a ...

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Temple of Hercules Olivarius

The temple is the oldest still existing marble building in Rome and dates back to 120 B.C.; is located in the ancient Forum Boarium area where there was ...

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Templum Lares Permarini

In southern Campus Martius, where greater was the influx of people for the presence of the Porticus Minucia Vetus where it was the distribution of ...

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Horrea Agrippiana

Vicus Tuscus, where had settled people from Tuscia mainly of Etruscan origin, it was the road that led from the Forum Boarium with the Roman Forum ...

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Theatre of Marcellus

Theatre of Marcellus is perhaps the most ancient theater of which even today's architecture is visible; its construction was begun by Caesar, but ...

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Militia Vigilum: the firefighters corp of ancient Rome

Was the Emperor Augusto in 22 B.C. to introduce a true corp of firefighters. Initially it was formed by five hundred slaves put to the orders of an Aedile ...

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MEDIEVAL ROME

The Hillock of Stronghold Savella

There are some magic places in Rome where it seems that the time has been stopped, between these the Hillock of Stronghold Savella ...

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RENAISSANCE ROME

Montecavallo divine twins

The large square in front of the Quirinal palace commissioned by Sixtus V seems designed by a rationalist architect who wanted to enrich it with two imposing statues of horses and riders with purest lines ...

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'Square Fiammetta', the courtesan house

Behind “Via dei Coronari”, where were the sellers of rosaries and holy images and that was the street the pilgrims have to walk for going to St. Peter ...

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Villa Medici

Along the avenue from Place Trinita dei Monti leads to the Pincio is the entrance of one of the most beautiful Renaissance villas of Rome: Villa Medici ...

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BAROQUE ROME

Alchemical frescoes by Caravaggio at Casino Ludovisi

When in 1599 the Cardinal Del Monte became owner of the vineyard near Porta Pinciana decided to put in a park and restored the villa so that it could host musical entertainment that he loved very much; but the Cardinal had another passion: dabbled in chemistry, medicine, pharmacy, or as it said then magia naturalis ...

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MODERN ROME

Liberty stained glass window in Rome

When the Art Nouveau arrived in Italy the new style that expressed was called Liberty and the world it represented was the beauty in its most fantastic shapes, a vision in which dominated the revised forms of nature as to be called even Floral Style. The new trend mainly influenced the architecture and not only in his definition of space as in the decorative elements, so that wherever in search of continuity between inside and outside was imposed a profound reinterpretation of the glazing ...

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Villa Mirafiori

The name was given to the villa by his famous host, the "almost" queen of Italy Rosa Cervellana. Built in 1874 to be the Roman residence of the Countess ...

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