The Trevi Fountain is the largest and most ambitious of the Baroque fountains of Rome. It is 25.9 meters (85 feet) high and 19.8 meters (65 feet) wide. A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome.
The Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II) or Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) or “Il Vittoriano” is a monument to honor Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy.
The Spanish Steps are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti above.
While wandering the streets of Rome, we ran into a large group of protestors and decided to follow them for a few blocks.
The Piazza del Popolo is a large oval square in Rome. The north side of the square is dominated by the Porta del Popolo, which leads to the Via Flaminia. Since the Via Flaminia (built in AD 220) connected Rome with the Adriatic coast, many travelers entered Rome via the square.
The Pantheon is a building in Rome which was originally built as a temple to the seven deities of the seven planets in the state religion of Ancient Rome. The generic term pantheon is now applied to a monument in which illustrious dead are buried. Since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as […]
More undeniable proof that the Romans built stuff.
The Roman Forum was the central area around which ancient Rome developed, in which commerce and the administration of justice took place. The communal hearth was also located here. It was built on the site of a past cemetery.
Saint Peter’s Square, or Saint Peter’s Piazza (Italian: Piazza San Pietro), is located directly in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Vatican City, officially State of the Vatican City, is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome. At approximately 108.7 acres, it is the […]
The Piazza Navona is a square in Rome that owes its shape to the ruins that formed it; under the buildings that surround it are the remains of the Circus Domitianus, Domitian’s stadium. In the centre of the piazza is Bernini’s famous fountain, Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers, erected in 1651). […]