Some weeks ago me and Daniel went to Rome for few days. We had a beautiful wedding in San Pietro, Vaticano.
Rome is without doubt one the most beautiful cities in the world.
Every year millions of tourists come from around the world to admire the treasures and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture.
So, after work we became tourists...
After a classic roman breakfast (cornetto e cappuccino) first stop was colosseum .
The Roman Colosseum, originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, was commisioned in AD 72 by Emperor Vespasian. It was completed by his son, Titus, in 80, with later improvements by Domitian.
The Colosseum is located just east of the Roman Forum and was built to a practical design, with its 80 arched entrances allowing easy access to 55,000 spectators, who were seated according to rank.
The Coliseum is huge, an ellipse 188m long and 156 wide. :-0
Just outside the Coliseum is the Arch of Constantine (Arco di Costantino), a 25m high monument built in AD315 to mark the victory of Constantine over Maxentius at Pons Milvius.
The Roman Forum (Forum Romanum) was the central area of the city around which ancient Rome developed. Here was where commerce, business, prostitution, cult and the administration of justice took place. Space where religious activities were conducted and the communal hearth of the city.
The Roman Forum was designed by the architect Vitruvius . For centuries, the Forum Romanum was the site of the city's most important public buildings.
The Roman Forum became the spectacular showcase of the Roman Empire filled with beautiful statues and architecture.
The main sight of the Forum include the Arch of Titus (Arco di Tito), the Temple of Saturn, Temple of Vesta, and the church of San Luca e Martina. These are all linked by the Sacra Via, the main road through the Forum.
My favourite building in Rome is Complesso del Vittoriano... This complex is an exhibition space in the eastern wing of Il Vittoriano, the monument built for Vittorio Emanuele II, the first King of Italy. It regularly hosts exhibitions of international stature. We went here some months ago for an E.Hopper exhibition
Il Vittoriano celebrates the Father of the Nation and the unification of Italy in 1861. It was inaugurated in 1911 by Vittorio Emanuele III at the fiftieth anniversary of united Italy.
The monument is known under different names, like Altare della Patria and Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II.
It is located at the large Piazza Venezia, only short walk from the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. A panoramic elevator takes you to the roof of the monument, offering great views of the city. Inside the monument there is the museum of Italian Unification.
I love white walls...
We enjoyed here the spectacular sunset nature offered us. After a delicious dinner we went to the hotel ready for the next day.