Where to start in such a glorious city? Way too many sites have been unfairly distributed to this one place. I think we should begin with the Colosseum. What a magnificent structure it is, and it is still standing after two thousand years.
This is a building of legends.The Roman Colosseum is an amphitheater built by Emperor Vespasian around A.D. 70-72.It was known as the Flavian Amphitheater when Vespasian’s son Titus finally opened it just 8 years later.
The government hosted games here as entertainment for the public. For them, gladiatorial combats, wild animal fights, and even torture were all entertainment.
The Colosseum originally had a wooden floor, but all the once-hidden passageways and chambers are exposed. After four centuries of games, it was neglected until the 18th century, when they began to restore the damage it had endured over the centuries from fires and earthquakes.
Now the Colosseum is an iconic symbol of Rome and a Bucket List item for tourists like me. Don't forget to peak outside as you walk around the Colosseum as so many Roman icons are visible from this vantage point.
5371115 May, 2019
First watercolour sketch in Rome of the Arch of Constantine. @mikebotton and I had a fantastic day (relaxed pace for me) exploring and sketching Rome today. I love this city so much. I’ve posted a lot more from today in my stories
Day 18 of #JuneJourneyDoodles takes Dino Panda and Lambie to the Arch of Constantine! Holy moly this took a long time to draw 😂 worth it though ♡
Fun facts: • built in AD 315 to mark Constantine's victory over his co-emperor Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge
• the arch spans Via Triumphalis, the way taken by the emperors when they entered the city in triumph
• it's the largest of the three remaining imperial triumphal arches in Rome
Stay tuned for tomorrow's doodle! I hope you're enjoying this month's daily drawing challenge so far :) I'm trying to decide where Dino Panda and Lambie should go for July, so feel free to comment below if you have ideas for me! ♡
I’ve been waiting since I was a child to see the Colosseum. I was not disappointed. To think what went into erecting this arena. What remains is the skeleton of this grand behemoth. Tour guide was very knowledgeable, so happy I booked a tour! #colosseum#italy#travel#archofconstantine
The Arch of Constantine Arco di Costantino is the largest Roman triumphal arch in #Rome#Italy 🇮🇹 stands between the Roman Forum and the #Colosseum 🏟 It was erected by the Roman Senate to victory of commemorate Constantine I over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312. Dedicated in 315, The arch spans the Via triumphalis, the way taken by the emperors when they entered the city in triumph. #roma#romeitaly#archofconstantine#arcodicostantino#triumphalarch
30014 June, 2019
So surreal that I managed to take a picture with one of the many historic monuments in Rome. This is the Arch of Constantine which was erected in 315 CE to commemorate Roman Emperor Constantine’s victory over the Roman tyrant Maxentious. Isn’t it amazing?
The Arch of Constantine was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine’s victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312. It is the largest Roman triumphal arch and spans the Via Triumphalis - the way taken by the emperors when they entered the city in triumph. #rome#celio#archofconstantine
The Arch of Constantine (Arco di Costantino) is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 31