B & B in Rome flights, hotels, rooms, tours from Trevi Fountain
From the Trevi Fountain Arch of Constantine
It starts from the Trevi Fountain:
It 's the most famous fountain in Rome, designed by architect Salvi in 1735 under Pope Clement XII. And 'one of the most beautiful fountains in the world. The building serves as background to the fountain of the Dukes of Poli.
The theme is the sea: there is represented a shell-shaped chariot pulled by sea horses that are preceded by newts, from the large statue of Oceanus by Pietro Bracci, flanked by the statues in the niches side's Health and Abundance, both Philip Della Valle. Trevi Fountain is an obligatory stop for those visiting Rome.
Continue down Via del Corso until you get to the famous square that represents the geometric center of the city towards which converge main arteries: Via del Corso, Via dei Fori Imperiali, Via Nazionale, Via del Teatro Marcello and Vittorio Emanuele II.
Currently the square is one of the focal points and congested city traffic and is dominated from the Altar of the Fatherland and the majestic Palazzo Venezia.
Continue up the hill of the Capitol, The project of five hundred of the Piazza del Campidoglio by Michelangelo Buonarroti thought that direct it to the Basilica of St. Peter thus setting a reversed perspective. At the center of the copy of the statue of Marcus Aurelius on horseback. After the restoration was completed in 1990, the original is kept on the ground floor of the Capitoline Museum. The Senatorial Palace is home to the Municipal Council of Roma.Il Capitol has been since ancient times an important place for the city's life, first as a religious center and later as a place of power when you settled the senate of Rome.
Leaving the Capitol continue the walk down the Via dei Fori Imperiali up to the Roman Forum, the symbol of antiquity, was the core of Roman civilization, the center of juridical and economic life of ancient Rome. It was very damaged by the barbarian invasions. In 1700 the excavations brought to light important treasures of Romanesque art.
Continuing the path to the ancient Rome, and along Via Dei Fori Imperiali you get to the Colosseum. The Flavian Amphitheater, better known as the Colosseum, from the Latin name. Colosseus "colossal, gigantic" is perhaps the most famous monument in the world: the giant elliptical building, with its 48 meters high has impressed and fascinated men of all ages. Certainly it was the favorite place by the Romans, whose unbridled thirst for bloody spectacles was appeased only by the sight of the bloody gladiator fights. Arena were mounted in record time, incredible scenery to make it exciting battles that lasted from dawn to dusk and often lit by torches, until late at night. The bloodiest, the sportule, invented by the Emperor Claudius, consisted of mixtures of hundreds of gladiators fuoribonde all against all where the massacre was to be completed in the shortest possible time. Under the arena an inextricable labyrinth of underground housed gladiators and wild animals. We finish the walk the Arch of Constantine.