Roma

The Eternal City - founded by the Romans in 753 BC between the seven hills Aventino, Campidoglio, Celio, Palatino, Esquilino, Viminale and Quirinale. It was the capital of the Roman Empire until the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AC. For many years it was ruled by the Pope (Church State) who also acts as Bishop of Rome. It became the capital of the modern state of Italy in 1871. The city houses now 2.9 mio inhabitants and combines modern buildings with historic architecture, stylish churches and Roman ruins like the Colosseo and the Forum Romanum.
During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, only a few tourists from abroad are visiting the city and many hotels remained closed.
 
Fontana del tritone 

Fontana del tritone, piazza Barberini

Fontana di Trevi

Fontana di Trevi

 
Campidoglio, Forum Romanum  

Campidoglio, Forum Romanum

Arco Settimio Severo, Colonna di Foca

Arco Settimio Severo, Colonna di Foca, Forum Romanum

Recommended half-day walk around Forum Romanum and up to the Capitol hill

Tempio di Antonino e Faustina

Tempio di Antonino e Faustina
Tempio di Romolo

Tempio di Romolo


Forum Romanum

Forum Romanum
Arco di Tito

Arco di Tito, victory over Jewish rebellion


Arco di Tito

Arco di Tito
map of Jerusalem

map of Jerusalem in Colosseo


Arco di Costantino

Arco di Costantino
Colosseo

Colosseo (Amphiteatrum Flavium) finished in 80 AD


Colosseo seats

first class seats in the Colosseo
basement of the Colosseo

basement of the Colosseo


Colosseo panorama

Colosseo panorama
Vatican Gallery of Maps

Hypogeum under the main platform of the Colosseo



 

Links

Colosseo Parco Colosseo Musei Capitolini

 
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