Parks, Castles and Monasteries

Piazza (Square) Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome - Open Air Cinema And Food Market, Big Garden With Park

Piazza Vittorio Square In Rome , Italy Piazza Vittorio, as it is called more commonly, is a wide rectangular square completely surrounded by arcades in Piemontese style, unique in this type in Rome and with its dimensions of 316x147 side meters, is one of the biggest squares of the Capital. It is situated in Esquilino, an equally large area that stretches out to Piazza della Repubblica to the north, close the the...

Appian Way (Via Appia Antica) - A Walk In The Ancient Rome Through Appia Antica Park

Appian Way (Via Appia Antica) - A Walk In The Ancient Rome While the Via Appia is lined with monuments and tombs of ancient Roman patrician families, many find what’s under the Appian Way to be more interesting. Below the street are miles of tunnels – known as catacombs – where the early Christians buried their dead and, when necessary, held secret church services. Several of the catacombs are open to the public and on a guided tour...

The Village Roma In Parco de Medici - Entertainment Park Complex

The Village Roma In Parco de Medici - Entertainment Park Complex, Italy The Roma Village entertainment park complex is situated in Parco de' Medici next to the Warner Village, opens to the public. The Warner Village, which has already been operating, has eighteen cinema screens, as well as two restaurants on its central piazza. Facilities include sixteen bowling lanes, an ice skating rink, a children's play area, an area with virtual and...

The Angel of Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome

The Angel of Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, Italy At the top of the Castel Sant'Angelo, the archangel Michael stands mighty and proud, sheathing his sword. The bronze statue was created in the mid 1700s and erected in memory of Pope Gregory the Great's vision in the 6th century AD. Tradition has it that a terrible epidemic raged in Rome and the pope was desperate. He ordered a great expiation procession from St. John Lateran...

Villa Doria Pamphili (Pamphilj): Museum, Casino, Theatre, Fountains, Chapel And Garden

Pamphili house Located on the Gianicolo (or Janiculum) Hill the park with its 180 hectares is the largest green area in the Italian capital by including in it a number of oak trees and fence to enclose this wonderful heritage. Better known under the name of Villa Doria Pamphili (Villa Doria Pamphilj) the only change made to its perimeter that was due to "cut" for the opening of the Olympic...

Baths of Caracalla (Terme di Caracalla) - Opera Theater - Caracalla Baths

These baths were begun by Septimius Severus in 206 and were finished by his son Antoninus Caracalla in 216. The model for it served the baths of Trajan. Nevertheless the works over this complex construction continued till Alexandrus Severus and restoration works till Theodorus. The baths were rich with the works of art and apart from the baths contained the gyms, libraries,...

San Sebastiano Park - Venue of Roma Vintage

Parco di San Sebastiano (San Sebastiano Park, also called Rome Vintage Park) occupies the territory between the Casina del cardinale Bessarione and the Aurelian Walls. Around it there are numerous villas erected partly over ancient constructions, partly over the ancient tombs. It is a property of the Commune of Rome and not so long ago was opened to public. The park has a...

Via di Porta San Sebastiano and Burial Tomb of Scipio (Scipioni)

Before arriving at Porta San Sebastiano - the ancient Porta Appia in the city walls built in the second half of the third century A.D. by the Emperor Aurelian - there existed (and still exists under the names of Via delle Terme di Caracalla and Via di Porta San Sebastiano) the initial stretch of the road, almost a mile long that, starting off from Porta Capena in the walls of...

Arch of Drusus (Arco di Druso)

This triumphal arch was previously an archway of Caracalla's aqueduct, that carried it over the Via Appia in direction of the Baths of Caracalla. The arch of Drusus was built in the years 211- 216 AD with the purpose of supporting the Antoninian aqueduct that supplied water to the Baths of Caracalla, along the via Appia. The Arch of Drusus (Arco di Druso), just before the...

Gate/ Porta San Sebastiano (Ancient Appia Gate) & Museum of Walls (Museo Mura)

The ancient gate Porta Appia, better known as Porta San Sebastiano successively took the name of the nearby basilica of S.Sebastiano. It is the largest and best preserved gateway in the Aurelian Wall. The two medieval towers at the sides rest on basements of marble blocks. The gate was reconstructed by Honorius in the beginning of the 5th century and restored a century later....

Church and Temple of San Giovanni in Oleo

At Porta Latina, within the enclosure of the Aurelian Walls, stands the octagonal Church and Temple of San Giovanni in Oleo (Tempietto di S.Giovanni in Oleo), whose current structures date back to 1509. This is a little octagonal construction erected by Bramante on the site where according to a legend St John Evangelist had to by martyred by emperor Domitian, but stepped out...

Colombarium of Pomponius Hylas Within The Park On Via Latina

Colombarium of Pomponius Hylas (Colombario di Pomponio Hylas) This monument, discovered in 1831 by the erudite antiquarian and collector of artifacts, stands a short distance from the Aurelian Walls, in the public gardens behind the Scipio family sepulchre, access is via number 10 via Latina along a side road that originally connected via Appia and via Latina . It is a laterite built columbarium belonging to Pomponio Hylas and his wife...

Eleniane Bath (Terme Eleniane)

Eleniane Bath (Terme Eleniane) This zone was once occupied by baths that made part of Imperial residence.The baths were located to the north of the palaces and were separated from them by ample gardens. The rests of these construction were found during the works in a modern block of houses between via S.Croce in Gerusalemme and via Umberto Biancamano. These baths had a certain number of rooms and halls for...

Amphitheater Castrense (Anfiteatro Castrense/ Amphitheatrum Castrense)

Amphitheater Castrense (Anfiteatro Castrense/ Amphitheatrum Castrense) This elliptic construction of not big dimensions (diameters 88m and 76m) served for the performances staged privately by the Imperial family and court. The name of the construction comes from Latin word "castrum" which means "court" and constructed entirely of brick and brick-faced concrete on three orders of arcades, it can be at the present time reconstructed only by antique...

Church and Catacomb of Saints Marcellinus and Peter (SS.Marcellino e Pietro)

Church of Saints Marcellinus and Peter [Chiesa dei SS.Marcellino e Pietro (al Laterano)] The Chiesa dei SS.Marcellino e Pietro (Church of Saints Marcellinus and Peter, sometimes called Petrus Exorcista) is a very old church which origins come from the 4th century. It should have probably been at much lower level in comparison with the present construction. Here close to it...