- By Kevin
- On Aug 18, 2017
- Travel Tips
The Roman City is famous of history and remarkably intact for its Christian building,visiting the Roman city,you can enjoy 3 Main Landscapes with the travel tips or just join the local Roman tours.
Walking through the forum,now in the middle of a throbbing modern city,is like stepping back two millennia into the heart of ancient Rome.Although what survives of this center of Roman life and government shows only a small fraction of its original splendor,the standing and fallen columns,its triumphal arches,and remains of its walls still impress,especially when you consider that for centuries,the history of the Forum was the history of the Roman Empire and of the western world.Roman political and religious life was centered here,along with the courts,markets,and meeting places.After the seventh century,the buildings fell into ruin,and churches and fortresses were built amid the ancient remains.Its stones were quarried for other buildings and it was not until the 18th and 19th centuries that systematic excavations brought the ancient buildings to light from under a 10-meter layer of earth and rubble.Highlights not to miss are the Temple of Antoninus Pius,the Temple of Castor and Pollux,the Temple of Saturn,the Arch of Septimus Severus,the Curia,the Temple of Vesta,and the Arch of Titus.
One of the city's most popular tourist attractions,this 17th-century masterpiece has been immortalized in films until it is almost a required visit.Throwing a coin(not three)into the Trevi Fountain(Fontana di Trevi)is a tradition that is supposed to assure your return to Rome.Rome's largest fountain,Fontana di Trevi is supplied by an aqueduct originally constructed by Agrippa,the great art patron of the first century BC,to bring water to his baths.The fountain was created for Pope Clement XII between 1732 and 1751 by NicolòSalvi,and built against the rear wall of the palace of the Dukes of Poli.It depicts the sea god Oceanus(Neptune),with horses,tritons,and shells.The water swirls around the figures and the artificial rocks,and collects in a large basin,always filled with coins.