Happy Easter 🐣 and... happy birthday to Rome!
I had a colazione pasquale with friends, a Roman tradition that involves eating cheese and ham and eggs and chocolate at 11am and washing it down with Prosecco. So I’d say Easter is going pretty well ☺️ Hope you’re all eating and drinking as much as possible today too!
"Some may argue about what the actual "shining gem" of Rome is... is it the Trevi Fountain? St Peter's Basilica? The Roman Forum? Regardless, none can say that the Colosseum alone is not reason to visit - or that it doesn't take their breath away - and that says something in itself!" Foto di @2.25c
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The Aurelian Walls are a line of city walls built between 271 AD and 275 AD in Rome during the reign of the Roman Emperors Aurelian and Probus.
The walls were constructed in brick-faced concrete, they are 16 m high and 12 km long.
Would you like to walk on the ancient Roman walls? Come to join me in #Rome !
When I first visited Rome, the iconic Spanish Steps in Piazza Spagna were closed for restoration. Now I see why people love sitting here - it is great to people-watch buy luxury good along the Via dei Condotti where your Pradas and Guccis of the world are... 😉🇮🇹 #rome#eternalcity#lacittaeterna#spanishsteps#travel#spagna
According to the legend, on this hill was the cave of the she-wolf that took care of Romulus and Remus, when the sheperd Faustulus found the twins -and knowing of their origin- he decided to raise them along with his wife. Once the twins grew up and regained the throne of Alba Longa for their grandfather, they returned to the place where they were found to establish their own city. When arriving at the place they did not find agreement on who would be the leader of the new emplacement, for which Romulus traced the limits of his city in the Monte Palatino and Remus traced his ones in the Monte Aventino, using a plow according to the tradition of those times. However, as a lack of respect, Remus jumped the boundaries of his brother's city and was killed by him as punishment, later Romulus would regret it and he would call his city Roma in honor of his brother.
In recent excavations traces of settlers dating from about 1000 BC have been found, making the hill one of the oldest areas of the city. During the Republic and the Empire this was a place of great importance since here were built residences for the elite of Roman society including the emperors. A curious detail is that the origin of the word "palace" comes from the name of this hill.
In the centuries after the fall of the empire, the palaces were abandoned and reused multiple times, either by the barbarian conquerors, powerful families of Rome or the Church. The buildings were even victims of pillaging and were seen as a source of materials for other constructions.
Nowadays the Palatine is an open-air museum, the entrance is included in the ticket to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum and unlike these, the area is not full of crowds. We had not planned to visit it, but explore its spaces was a great surprise and it was very interesting, I recommend you to dedicate it a space in your trip.
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Marco Ulpio Nerva Traiano è stato una figura di rilievo durante l'impero. Possiamo definirlo come l'essenza della figura dell'imperatore come uomo e come militare.
Vivendo una vita fatta di virtù e di amore verso la propria moglie e il proprio stato, Traiano, è riuscito nell'impresa di farsi voler bene dal Senato, dal popolo e dall'Esercito, anche grazie alle sue Grandi conquiste in Dacia e in Partia, si deve a lui, infatti, la massima estensione dell'Impero.
Ecco è lui, l'Optimus Princeps, che possa tu essere più fortunato di Augusto e migliore di Traiano.