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La Bocca della Verità | La scultura romana del 1485

La Bocca della Verità / The Mouth of Truth, Roma 1485

La Bocca della Verità | La scultura romana del 1485

Trajan's column, is a Roman triumphal column that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It is considered to be the masterpiece of Roman sculptural art.  It was dedicated to Trajan by Hadrian.  (isn't it gorgeous?  I could live in Rome)

Trajan's column, is a Roman triumphal column that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It is considered to be the masterpiece of Roman sculptural art. It was dedicated to Trajan by Hadrian. (isn't it gorgeous? I could live in Rome)

The Roman Forum, shown in the picture, was the center for public Roman life and a very important area for everyone during the Republic. It was the place of elections, public speeches, criminal trials, and even gladiatorial matches.

The Roman Forum, shown in the picture, was the center for public Roman life and a very important area for everyone during the Republic. It was the place of elections, public speeches, criminal trials, and even gladiatorial matches.

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy . . . built of concrete and stone.  It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.  Impressive!

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The Colosseum in Rome, Italy . . . built of concrete and stone. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. Impressive!

Walking from the center of Rome, Via Appia, or the Appian Way seems like another small ruin, lined with cafes and restaurants looking to take the tourist dollar. In reality, it is one of the longest and oldest roads built by the Roman empire and neatly encapsulates much of the great history of Rome.

Walking from the center of Rome, Via Appia, or the Appian Way seems like another small ruin, lined with cafes and restaurants looking to take the tourist dollar. In reality, it is one of the longest and oldest roads built by the Roman empire and neatly encapsulates much of the great history of Rome.

Dome of the Pantheon, Rome. 125-128CE. (fig 6-48 page 199)This temple has a very isolating effect on those who stand in the middle of it. It has coffers that lead up to the oculu, or central opening. The light from the oculus moves around the room throughout the day much the way the sun does. -Adri (Brick, concrete, marble veneer)

Dome of the Pantheon, Rome. 125-128CE. (fig 6-48 page 199)This temple has a very isolating effect on those who stand in the middle of it. It has coffers that lead up to the oculu, or central opening. The light from the oculus moves around the room throughout the day much the way the sun does. -Adri (Brick, concrete, marble veneer)

Rome, the Eternal City is a "must destination" for all travelers. A city with so much history that no other places have. Ruins dating back to the era of the ancient Roman Empire, beautiful Catholic churches in every second corner, and some of the most impressive squares of the world. Herein, we collected the 21 places we think you can't miss out on, when visiting this Rome. Click to read more!

21 places to see in Rome

Rome, the Eternal City is a "must destination" for all travelers. A city with so much history that no other places have. Ruins dating back to the era of the ancient Roman Empire, beautiful Catholic churches in every second corner, and some of the most impressive squares of the world. Herein, we collected the 21 places we think you can't miss out on, when visiting this Rome. Click to read more!

15 Most Beautiful photos of Italy : Cities and Places to Visit in Italy - The Coloseum, Rome, Italy #aromabotanical

33 Most Beautiful Places in Italy

15 Most Beautiful photos of Italy : Cities and Places to Visit in Italy - The Coloseum, Rome, Italy #aromabotanical

The Forum, Rome. I love stuff like this. And to walk out at the bottom and be greeted by the colosseum was awesome.

The Forum, Rome. I love stuff like this. And to walk out at the bottom and be greeted by the colosseum was awesome.

1) Italy 2) 2013 3) Mapsofworld.com 4) (Instruments, Environmental, Thematic/General Reference)  5) This map is very diverse with what it provides. It is not the only map you would use to navigate with, but it gives the important key points of the Country.

1) Italy 2) 2013 3) Mapsofworld.com 4) (Instruments, Environmental, Thematic/General Reference) 5) This map is very diverse with what it provides. It is not the only map you would use to navigate with, but it gives the important key points of the Country.

The Roman Empire made great advancements in transportation through the use of roads. These roads allowed for easier trade and effective travel between cities.  Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_roads

The Roman Empire made great advancements in transportation through the use of roads. These roads allowed for easier trade and effective travel between cities. Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_roads

Temple of Vesta - this is an early temple in the first century. It's architecture helps provide a feel and an obvious identification.

Temple of Vesta - this is an early temple in the first century. It's architecture helps provide a feel and an obvious identification.

The ruins of Pompeii, Italy.... But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing changed at all? STOP REPINNING THIS GUYS FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY NOTIFICATIONS IS RIDICULOUS.

The ruins of Pompeii, Italy.... But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing changed at all? STOP REPINNING THIS GUYS FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY NOTIFICATIONS IS RIDICULOUS.

Italy. Arch of Constantine, Rome.  The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312.

Italy. Arch of Constantine, Rome. The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312.