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Piazza della Repubblica – St. Mary of the Angels – Rome’s Opera House – Via Nazionale – Baths of Diocletian – National Roman Museum – Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Diocletian Baths, the largest thermal baths in ancient Rome, built between 298 and 306 AD In addition to traditional environments, included tubs with water at different temperatures: calidarium, frigidarium and tepidarium. Today it’s one of the four venues of the Roman National Museum.
Santa Maria Maggiore – Piazza Vittorio – St. John Lateran – Saint Peter in Chains – Via Cavour – Opium Hill
The Oppio Hill is one of the two highpoints of the Esquiline along with the Cispio, where S. Maria Maggiore Basil stands. In ancient Rome, common people had their houses on its slopes, whilst on top there lived the nobility, including the Domus Aurea. When Emperor Nero died this site was buried and the baths of Tito and Trajan were built upon it.
Colosseum – Imperial Forum – Palatine – Arch of Constantine – Arch of Titus
The area of the Roman Forum was originally a marshland and was reclaimed through one of the earliest urban works of Ancient Rome: the Cloaca maxima. In the Forum area are gathered almost all the public and sacred buildings of Republican Rome. The oldest Roman temples such as the Saturn or Dioscuri and basilicas such as the Giulia and the Emilia.
Circus Maximum – The Mouth of Truth – Temple of Vesta – Santa Maria in Trastevere – Trastevere – Municipal Rose Garden – Synagogue
S. Maria Trastevere church was probably the first official place of Christian worship built in Rome, certainly the first dedicated to the cult of the Virgin Mary. According to legend, the church was erected by S. Giulio I in 340 on the oratory founded by Pope Callisto I in the third century.
Piazza Venezia – Altar of the Fatherland – Campidoglio – Theatre of Marcellus – Trajan’s Column – Mercati di Traiano – Largo Argentina – Campo de’ Fiori – Pantheon
The Altare della Patria was the work of Trajan Apollodoro, who was an architect and military engineer. It was him who cut the mountainous tract that united the Campidoglio to the Quirinale, opening a passage to Campo Marzio. The various buildings that make up the Trajan Markets. The choice to associate the bottom of the activity directly with the Forum, while at the top it was devoted to management and administrative.
St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican Museum (Sistine Chapel) – Castel Sant’Angelo – Piazza Navona – Corso Vittorio Emanuele
Castel Sant’Angelo is a mausoleum, which was designed by the Emperor Adriano as his tomb and that for his successors. Nicknamed a ‘small pathway’ as it offered a direct passage to the Vatican walls allowing the head of the Church to take refuge if needed. It’s strategic importance emerged during the darkest and most painful times for Rome and the Church, the castle was used as a refuge during the Sack of Rome.
Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel) – Piazza Risorgimento – Via Cola di Rienzo
The Vatican Museums are not limited to hosting the rich collections of art, archeology and ethno-anthropology created by the Pontiffs over the centuries, but it also includes a collection of contemporary art. In fact, this arose from Pope Paul VI’s desire to restore dialogue between Church and contemporary culture.
Fontana di Trevi – Parliament – Piazza di Spagna – Piazza del Popolo – Ara Pacis – Shopping Area – Via del Corso – Via Condotti
The Ara Pacis Augustae was built by the Senate of Rome in July of the 13th Century to celebrate Augusto after the military campaigns in Gaul and Spain. The building lay forgotten for a long time because of flooding by the Tiber and was rediscovered in 1568, but not until 1937 did the reconstruction of the Ara begin under Mussolini.
Villa Borghese – Via Veneto – Borghese Gallery – Bioparco – Piazza di Spagna – Trinità dei Monti
Quod non facerunt barabari, facerunt Barberini. The Palazzo Barberini complex with its immense gardens characterizes the rise of a papal family. Pope Urban VIII (Maffeo Barberini) main concern was to build a magnificent home for his family near the Quirinal hill. At the time it was the headquarters of the pontifical government, whereas today it is the seat of the National Gallery of Ancient Art.
Piazza Barberini – Trevi Fountain – Via Sistina – Via Veneto – Borghese Gallery – Villa Borghese – Barberini Palace – Quirinale Palace
Piazza Barberini rises between the Quirinale Hill and the Salti Gardens, and is located at the top of the hill. It takes its name from Palazzo Barberini that overlooks the right and the famous National Gallery of Ancient Art that hosts countless works of art.
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