Colosseum, the iconic symbol of Imperial Rome, is on the New Seven Wonders of the World List and one of the popular tourist attractions of Italy.
During the Roman times, the Colosseum provides fights of gladiators and wild animals or executions by wild animals for entertainment. The spectators my yell out whether they like to see the kill or show mercy to the fighters, but the emperor had the right to override the decision. Usually, the gladiator fights were scheduled in the mornings and the animal fights were scheduled in the afternoons with the executions in between. The blood of the dead gladiators and the animals were bottled for the witch doctors to give as health tonics for the sick.
After the 7th century, the arena was converted to a cemetery, and the lower level was converted for housing and workshops. During the 12th century, it was a castle for a while, until 1349 it was destroyed by the great earthquake. Stones and other valuable building materials were carried away for other projects.
Use to be the Temple of Saturn . Built round 497 BC, was the first temple built on the Forum dedicated to the supreme god of Etruscan origin.
Temple of Antoninus Pius and his wife Faustina, built in AD 141
Arch of Septimius Severus , 23 meters arch of 203 AD was the symbolic center of ancient Rome.
The Curia, the meeting place of the Roman Senators. The best preserved building on the site.
What’s left of Temple of Castor and Pollux, built to give thanks in victory of battles. Castor and Pollux were of myths of Greek/Etruscan origin.
Ballet: La Belle au good Dormanti at the theater.
A traditional Italian restaurant who makes everything fresh. Yes, including all kinds of pasta.
Quartiere Coppede is the smallest district of Rome. The outstanding whimsical style is by Gino Coppede. This district may be small but it is very exclusive. It is finished in 1924 consist of 26 small apartments and 7 Villas. The Beatles danced in the Fountain of Frogs (Fontana delle Rane) and it appeared in some scenes of the film ” The Bird with the Crystal Plumage” an Italian film released in 1970. The average price of this smallest district is approximately 10,000 Euros per sq. meters.
Rome, the capital city of Italy. It is the oldest continuous inhabited site in Europe even though history can only be traced back to the beginning of Rome around 753 BC. It is the birthplace of western civilization and claims the be the “eternal city”. This historic center is on the UNESCO list as the World Heritage Site. Under the city of Rome has many layers of cities from pre-historic Roman times. The city itself is a big archeology site.