Posts Tagged "Ancient Rome"

Undergroud Rome

Posted on gen 8, 2013

Undergroud Rome

In Rome there are more than 70 underground sites, some of them are open daily to the public, for others you need a special permit. Some of these sites are mithraeums, temples dedicated to god Mithras. Recently was opened to the public after 10 years of restoration  the mithreum of Caracalla, located beneath the famous Caracalla Baths. The temple is an “unicum”,  the only mithreum where there is the presence of the ” fossa sanguinis”, a well in which the initiate was dropped and received the hot blood of the sacrificed bull. According to this worship, which had its...

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THE DAYS OF ROME

Posted on dic 6, 2012

THE DAYS OF ROME

Exhibition of ancient Roman art on display at the Capitoline Museums The age of balance, is the third installment of the “days of Rome” cycle, of a project dedicated to the timeless story of Rome, from the Republican Era to Late Antiquity, the time when Rome reached her maximum splendor in terms of wealth, power and peace under the reign of four rulers: Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius. A grand artistic splendor, during which a rare social and political equilibrium was reached between Rome and its...

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Ancient Rome Tour

Posted on ott 30, 2012

Ancient Rome Tour

Ancient Rome Tour Coliseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Pantheon, St. Angel Castle… According to an ancient prophecy as long as the Coliseum stands, Rome will stand. When the Coliseum collapses, Rome will collapse. When Rome collapses, the world will collapse. Walking through the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill, and the Coliseum the grandeur of Roman civilization will come to life with its refined entertainments, spectacles, secrets, political intrigues, and religious and triumphant celebrations. And after seeing the Pantheon, an immense and powerful round temple with a...

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Underground Rome

Posted on ago 25, 2012

Underground Rome

Underground Rome Underground Rome tour. If you have already seen the highlights of Rome and you want to discover something new but still interesting and amazing, one of the most fascinating adventures is to descend into the city beneath the city, where you will find sites such as the Church of St. Clement, or the Domus Aurea, the home of the emperor Nero. St. Clement is the building that best represents the architectural palimpsest that is Rome. It contains the most varied historical stratification. Descending to the third level, we will find ourselves on an ancient Roman street, with...

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Ides of March – On the footsteps of Julius Caesar

Posted on lug 26, 2012

Ides of March – On the footsteps of Julius Caesar

Ides of March - On the footsteps of Julius Caesar “Veni, Vidi, Vici ” – ” I Came, I Saw, I Conquered” The dictator for life Caius Julius Caesar was stabbed on March 15th – 44 B.C.. The Ides of March in the Roman calendar. A day still celebrated by some people who leave flowers on the spot where the body of Caesar was cremated. In our tour we’ll go through the moments preceding the murder and show what is left from the building where he died, the Senate House of the theatre of Pompeus. Why not in the Curia, the main seat of the Senate? Why the...

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Ostia Antica – Rome’s Ancient Sea Port

Posted on mag 26, 2012

Ostia Antica – Rome’s Ancient Sea Port

Ostia Antica According to Virgil, Aeneas disembarked here… Ostia because of its commercial seaport was a very busy and cosmopolitan town. Its main streets lined with shops and a full range of other buildings, including a bakery and a laundry, a Forum with the Curia and the Temple of Jupiter, as well as a residential district and spa complex. A variety of temples, like the synagogue and the temple of Cibele and Mithras, have also been discovered. The Roman Theatre, still in use today, is magnificent and faces the square of the Corporation, decorated with mosaics representing ancient...

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ROMAN SACRED IMAGES

Posted on gen 4, 2012

ROMAN SACRED IMAGES

Walking around Rome’s city centre is possible to admire many sacred images, most of them representing the Madonna of perpetual help, are located by buildings corners and named by the Romans “Madonnelle” little Madonnas. Probably their origin comes from a very ancient pagan worship, since the VII century B.C. shrines dedicated to the “Lari”, household gods, were located by street corners as a form of protection. At the beginning of the IV century A.D. the pagan idols were replaced with christian ones, mostly dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Originally located only...

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