It's real name is the Flavio Amphitheatre, but everyone calls it Colosseum. It is Rome's most recognizable landmark. Construction was begun by Vespasian around AD 70-72 and terminated eight years later by his son Titus. The Colosseum was a lot like our present-day stadiums even if the spectacles were very different than those of our era.
Symbol of Roman authority from ancient times to the present. The current arrangement of the buildings dates back to the 16th century when Michelangelo created the splendid piazza and the stately flight of steps in front of Cordonata. Two of the three buildings house the Capitolini Museum.
THE PANTHEON :
Roman temple dedicated to all the gods (in Greek pàntheion means "for all gods"). Begun by the statesman Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa in 27BC at the location of his baths at the Campus Martius in Rome, the structure was entirely remodeled by Emperor Hadrian (about 120-125 BC). In the 7th century, the building was turned into church dedicated to Mary and Martyrs.
The most famous fountain in Rome, the work of the architect Salvi, who built it in 1735 under the papacy of Clemente XII. The sculptures narrate the events related to the discovery of the source that provides water to the fountain.
PIAZZA DI SPAGNA:
The most interesting aspect of the piazza is the stairway of the Trinità di Monti, constructed in 1726 by Francesco De Sanctis, which connects it to the Pincio and for which it provides an admirable backdrop. It is one of the city\'s most picturesque and animated architectural landscapes. The piazza, where the grace of the architectural motifs combines admirably with his grandeur, is one of the most significant feats of town planning realized in 18th century Rome.
Piazza Navona, one of the most spectacular and renowned stiles in Rome. It is a city complex in the Baroque style deriving , for size and shape, from the Domiziano stadium just below. Constructed before 86 BC (it was 275 metres long. 106 metres wide and could hold around 30,000 spectators) on part of the Campus Martius, where under Caesar and Augustus there had been a wood fence and where Nerone had constructed an amphiteatre for the games he held every 5 years.
The picturesque piazza and Bernini's colonnade frame the largest Christina church in the world, topped by Michelangelo's majestic cupola. The construction of the basilica took place throughout the 16th century and includes the works of Michelangelo, Giacomo della Porta and Domenico Fontana. The Basilica is built on top of the foundations of a Palaeo-Christian curch, which is traditionally believed to be built atop the tomb of Apostle.
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