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To the emperor Caesar Lucius Septimius Severus Pius Pertinax Augustus Parthicus Arabicus Parthicus Adiabenicus, son of Marcus, father of his country, Pontifex Maximus, in the eleventh year of h[...]
The Imperial Fora are a monumental architectural complex, formed by a series of buildings and monumental squares, the centre of the political activity of ancient Rome, built in a p[...]
Rome is the city with the most obelisks in the world. Obelisks of Egyptian manufacture arrived in Rome from the time of Augustus when Egypt was under Roman control.
As a collection of ancient sculptures, the first group was begun by Julius II (1503-13) but it was Clement XIII (1758-69) who had the Secular Museum created with the assistance of[...]
According to legend, the history of Rome begins right here
Probably the most famous monument in the world and a symbol of the greatness of Rome, the Flavian Amphitheater, better known as the Colosseum for the colossal bron[...]
The idea of endowing Rome with a national museum dedicated to contemporary arts took shape in 1997 when the then Ministry of Cultural Heritage obtained fr[...]
The birth of Musei Capitolini dates from 1471, when Pope Sisto IV gave the roman people a set of bronze statues, forming the first set of the collection kept in th[...]
The Ara Pacis is one of the greatest of all artistic works of the Ancients.
Located a few steps from St.
“The most beautiful relic of ancient Rome, a temple so well preserved that it appears as the Romans must have seen it in their times,” so described it the French writer Stendhal in the 19th century[...]
The Regional Park of the Appian Way offers you an unforgettable experience in a setting full of charm, where nature and archaeological monuments melt in harmony, elements that have[...]
A walk through the history of Cinema
"Noble simplicity and quiet grandeur": this is how the great art historian Johann Joachim Winkelmann (1717-1768) described this small street in the center of Rome.
A trip inside the museums between Piazza Navona and its surroundings
Located at the foot of the Capitoline Hill,[...]