Category: eternal city

Basilica of Maxentius, Rome, Italy. 

Basilica of Maxentius, Rome, Italy. 

Antiikin Historia ja Kulttuuri: Maxentiuksen ja Konstantinuksen Basilika (in Finnish) 

The Curia, first Roman senate house was buil…

The Curia, first Roman senate house was built by Tullus Hostilius at the northwest corner of the Forum square. The Curia which stands today was begun by Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. Rome,

Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli. Tivoli (the…

Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli. Tivoli (the Ancient Tibur, 23 kilometers from Rome) is the site of an imposing architectural complex, Hadrian’s Villa. Built between the years 118 and 134. It were meant to remind emperor Hadrian of the places he most loved in Greece and the Near East. Hadrian’s Villa is one of Italian UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Three remaining columns of the Temple of Apo…

Three remaining columns of the Temple of Apollo which was situated in front of the Theater of Marcellus. Rome, Italy. 

The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal Arch …

The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal Arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and The Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine’s Victory over Maxentius at the battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312. The Arch is 21m high, 25,9m wide and 7,4m deep. It has three archways, the central one being 11,5m high and 6,5m wide, the lateral archways 7,4m by 3,4m each. The top, called attic, is a brickwork reveted with marble. A staircase formed in the thickness of the each arch is entered from a door at some height from the ground, in the end towards the Palantine Hill. Rome, 🇮🇹 .

San Pietro in Vincoli (Saint Peter in Chain…

San Pietro in Vincoli (Saint Peter in Chains) is a Roman Catholic titular church and minor basilica in Rome, Italy, best known for being the home of Michelangelo’s statue of Moses, part of the tomb of Pope Julius II. Rome, Italy. 

Beautiful bird view of the Colosseum. Photo…

Beautiful bird view of the Colosseum. Photographer unknown. Rome, Italy. 

The Swiss Guard at the bronze gate, Vatican,…

The Swiss Guard at the bronze gate, Vatican, Rome, Italy. 

The mosaic from the apse of Santa Maria Magg…

The mosaic from the apse of Santa Maria Maggiore by Jacopo Torriti, completed in 1296. Rome, Italy. 

Mosaic from the apse of Santa Maria Maggiore…

Mosaic from the apse of Santa Maria Maggiore depicting Christ crowning the Virgin. Rome, Italy.