Ancient Rome virtual tour. Take a virtual tour of ancient Rome and discover from the comfort of your house the greatest treasures of the Eternal City.
2. Roman Forum
4. Trevi fountain
5. Vatican City
6. Basilica of St. Peter
The famous Colosseum is located right in the heart of ancient Rome. It is said that if the Colosseum falls, Rome will be destroyed, and consequently will be destroyed the whole world. Its history dates back to the 1st century AD. when it was built by the order of the emperor Vespasian. The Colosseum originally called the Flavian Amphitheater, represented the immense power of Roman rulers. It served as a theater in which various plays were performed, but also as a place where were made decisions whether a warrior will live or not.
The Roman Forum also called the Forum Magnum, is the most famous forum that was once the political center of the Roman Empire. Its origins date back to the 10th century BC. The forum has the shape of a rectangle and today we find only the ruins of beautiful temples from the period of antiquity. The most interesting monuments are the Via Sacra, the Arch of Titus, the Temple of Romulus, the Temple of the Vespanzians and Titus. In the times of the Roman Empire, it was the center of society and commerce. Today, the forum is open to visitors who admire the remains of the famous Roman Empire.
Temple of all gods, ancient Pantheon. At the first encounter with this temple, we are surrounded by its mysterious history. The Pantheon, now known as the Church of Santa Maria dei Martiri, mainly impresses with its unique architecture. The Roman Pantheon is best known for its dome which is the largest dome in antiquity. However, the charm of the Pantheon lies in the fascinating oculus in the center of the dome, the mysterious oculus is even the only source of the light in the temple. In the Pantheon, we can also find the tombs of important personalities for who the Pantheon is visited by the whole world.
Another sought-after tourist attraction is the Trevi Fountain. It is located in the city center in Piazza di Trevi and completes the front facade of the Poli Palace. It has become customary for visitors to toss coins into the fountain because legend says that whoever throws a coin into it will return to Rome certainly. Its construction was designed by Bernini. In the middle of the fountain is a statue of Neptune and below it are two sea horses. On the sides are two statues that symbolize fertility and health. The fountain is also known for the shooting of the famous Italian film, Dolce vita.
So small but so unique. Despite its small size, the Vatican is one of the most visited countries in the world. However, this state within the state forms an integral part of Rome, it is the real heart of Rome. Knowing the Vatican means knowing much of the art. It is based on the imposing St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, where we can find the largest and the most perfect collection of world art. To the great Vatican belongs also The Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms.
Basilica of St. Peter is a symbol of State Vatican City. Many famous artists took part in its construction, such as Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Michelangelo Buonarotti, Carlo Maderno, and Donato Bramante. The basilica is dedicated to St. Peter, the first pope to be martyred during the reign of Emperor Nero. His tomb is located directly below the main altar, above which rises Bernini’s famous canopy. Around the basilica, there is a square with a colonnade from the workshop of the mentioned artist. Christians from all over the world are meeting here. Numerous visitors admire daily the majestic basilica and enjoy the view from its dome.
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