The Eternal City attracts widespread attention already more than 2000 years and remains one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. Rome is “dolce vita” concentrate: clothing stores of Italian designers, cream ice, foaming cappuccino and wines – the choice is always for you.
With what to begin? If can you tell shortly the history of the Eternal City? Hardly can we do this in a few words. In any case, we must remember the most important date: 21 April 753 BC It is the day of the founding of Rome by Romulus who was killed by his twin brother Remus this. During the following centuries the small city-state grew to a powerful empire. It is believed that the time of fulfillment of Rome were the years of Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 years BC). Like ancient Rome, the modern city is located on seven hills: Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal and Viminal. The central regions settled on the Campo Marzio, here you can find the most famous sights. Also for everyone are famous Roman neighborhoods of Trastevere (Trastevere), installed on the opposite side of the Tiber, and Monti (Monti). A must visit and Pigneto, the municipal district, which has the most “Roman” glory.
The Coliseum (Colosseum).
The Amfiteatr Flavien was built in the first century AD by the emperors FLAVIANS instead, where earlier there was an artificial sea Nero. It was the attempt to erase the memories emperors Nero hated and win back the love of the people. The amphitheater has become the largest amphitheatres similar to the Roman Empire. After the end of construction in 80, in honor of the opening, on the order of Titus we had games that lasted 100 days at his arena. In the program there were battles of gladiators, crane fighting and elephant, during which it was destroyed 9,000 animals. Later the amphitheater was expanded yet he had a rank, some new passages and premises in the arena. Today the Flavian Amphitheatre, is better known as the Colosseum, the name, the more likely it received through the sculpture of 40 meters (or “Colossus”) of Nero that was not far away, and not because amounts of construction, as we think.
Piazza di Trevi.
The Trevi Fountain (Trevi) is known to everyone. It is located on a small Piazza di Trevi, its subject is the ocean: the winged horses and young sea gods are harnessed to the battle tank, on which the god of the sea Neptune goes to the ocean. The fountain has 26 meters of height and 22 meters in width. The film “La Dolce Vita” (1960) made famous Trevi Fountain for everyone. We can see in this film the beautiful Swedish woman Anita Ekberg dancing in its currents. By the way, she did this not in the real fountain, but in the studio sets. In 1995 Claudia Shiffer we managed to swim in the water of the original fountain, she was doing this for the advertising campaign of Italian designer Valentino.