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Historical Places In Rome

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Historical Places, Rome (Italy)

Rome, a city drenched in history, the city where hope springs eternal, is a city that is proud of its ancient glorious heritage. The city of Rome originated as a village of the Latini in the 9th century BC. It was initially ruled by the kings, but the Roman republic was established in 509 BC. A tour of historical places in Rome is something which shouldn' be missed out as it tells a lot about the history and the rich architecture of Rome.

Being the capital city of Italy, all principal institutions of the nation are located there, including the president, the seat of government with its single minister; the parliament, the main judicial courts and diplomatic representatives for both Italy and the Vatican City. A numbers of notable international cultural, scientific and humanitarian institution are located in Rome, including the German archaeological institute and the FAO.

The ancient Romans are known for their architecture, the new ideas of making an arch, preparing the baked brick, bringing cement and concrete in use.

Some of the historical sites to explore in Rome;

Colosseum: This is one of the most famous places to visit in Rome. This theatre can house up to 50000 people at a time and it is one of the finest examples of Roman architecture. This Colosseum has witnessed many deadly battles and wild animals fights.

Pantheon: Pantheon earlier was supposed to be a temple but later it got converted into a church. This is another one of the most preserved buildings in Rome, entry to which is free. There is a dome inside it which is its most striking feature.

Bath of Caracalla: This was built in 216 CE in the southern part of Rome. The baths have the capacity to hold up to 1600 bathers. One should book a guide which is available here to get to know in detail about these magnificent structures.

Ostia Antica Archaeological Park: This is an archaeological park with well-preserved buildings and a huge theatre. It also has baths and intricate temples with statues and mosaics.

Arch of Titus: This is a Roman triumphal arch which was commissioned by Domitian in 81 CE. This arch marks the victory of this father and brother in the Jewish War. The arch also has political and religious importance.

Dougga Capitol: This is one of the most magnificent and iconic structures that tells about Roman architecture. The technique used to build this structure is very eccentric wherein large stones are used to strengthen the walls made from smaller stones.

Piazza Navona: It is a Baroque square with stunning mountains and mansions surrounding it. There are restaurants, artists, and musicians surrounding this square who adds bliss to the entire atmosphere of this place.

Temple of Augustus in Pula: It is a preserved monument which was built in the 1st century. Dedicated to Augustus and Roma, this temple was earlier used to store grains.

Arch of Constantine: This is a Roman triumphal arch was commissioned by Roman Senate to mark the victory of Constantine in the battle of Milvian Bridge against Maxentius.

Some facts about Rome

As the popular saying goes, “the city of Rome was not built in a day,” it took many years of efforts and brainstorming. Here are some facts about architecture.

Currently Rome has 280 wellsprings and more than 900 places of worship.

About 700,000 euros worth of coins are hurled into Rome's Trevi Fountain every year. The returns are given to Caritas to help those in need.

The Romans had assembled a street system of 53,000 miles by the mid fourth century. Every Roman mile was around 4,800 feet and set apart by a point of reference, bringing forth the colloquialism "All streets lead to Rome."

The mascot of Rome is a she-wolf that nurtured human siblings Romulus and Remus, the fanciful originators of Rome.

Rome turned into the capital city of Italy in 1870, taking the title from Florence.

Law in Rome enables felines to live without interruption in the place they were conceived. Wild felines can climb the dividers of the Colosseum, and resting among the remains of the Forum.

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