The Eternal City, where memories last forever
Rome is like this; the echo of a verse between the pages of a book. A fascinating and ancient city: cradle of a great and powerful civilization of which we can still admire the remains, extraordinary monumental testimonies that persist in time almost entirely unchanged, currents of art that have left indelible marks.
Walking through its streets and squares is like browsing through the richest manual in the history of Western art: arches and staircases, columns and obelisks, villas and gardens, palaces and churches, fountains and monuments, reflections of the glory of emperors, princes and popes, witnesses to the genius of immortal artists.
In every corner there is something to see and discover. One of the main points of interest of the city is the Basilica of San Pietro in the Vatican where the tomb of St. Peter is preserved. Inside you can admire the dome of Michelangelo made in 1546 and the Pietà, the Holy Door of the Jubilee, the Sistine Chapel, the apartments of Borgia and the Treasure Room.
Another of the monuments of Rome that have become symbols of this city is the Trevi Fountain sculpted by Nicola Salvi, where millions of tourists entrust their desires. It follows Villa Borghese, the most majestic and rich collection, as a collection, among the Italian art galleries.
It is impossible not to mention the Colosseum (or Flavian Amphitheatre) whose realization is due to Vespasian in 72 A.D. who wanted it to stage spectacular battles between ships. Before becoming the setting for the famous duels between gladiators.
It is worth visiting the monument of the Barcaccia sculpted by Pietro Bernini in 1627 in the Piazza di Spagna as well as the Fountain of Neptune (1574) in Piazza Navona.
Rome is famous for its churches, like the church San Giovanni in Laterano that Constantine I had built in the fourth century and that, in 324, Pope Sylvester I dedicated to the Most Holy Savior; the Church Santa Maria sopra Minerva (1280) which houses the tomb of Saint Catherine of Siena and Fra Angelico, as well as some works by Michelangelo and Bernini. Then we have Santa Maria del Popolo, which housed the young Martin Luther.
To take a tour of ancient Rome, you can head to the Roman Forum located between the Palatine and the Capitol and then continue to the Baths of Caracalla built by the Emperor Caracalla on the Aventine between 212 and 217 and the arch of Constantine (315). It follows the Trajan Market with the Imperial Forum Museum that exhibits casts and fragments of ancient Roman buildings, also reproduced with models and casts.
Finally we mention the Pantheon built by the ancient Romans as a temple and then converted into a Basilica in the seventh century.
A city that shares with Malo the culture of the timeless, the wonder of a well-made work, destined to last forever.