Tag Archives: Rome

Ancient Architecture: ‘Temple Of Purtunus’ In Rome, Italy (4K Video)

The Temple of Portunus or Temple of Fortuna Virilis is a Roman temple in Rome, Italy, one of the best preserved of all Roman temples. Its dedication remains unclear, as ancient sources mention several temples in this area of Rome, without saying enough to make it clear which this is.

Travel: ‘Pontine Coast Of Lazio, Italy’ (4K Video)

The Pontine Coast, located just a few kilometers south of Rome, in the Thyrrenian sea, is a beautiful area surrounded by the Pontine marshes to the north and the Pontine Islands (Ponza, Ventotene, Palmarola, Zannone, Santo Stefano and Gavi) to the west.

Lazio is a central Italian region bordering the Tyrrhenian Sea. Its principal city, Rome, is Italy’s capital and was at the heart of the ancient Roman Empire. Its iconic ruins include the Coliseum, an amphitheater that seated thousands. On the coast, the ancient port of Ostia still retains detailed mosaics and a theater. Inland are the forested Apennine Mountains, with nature reserves, lakes and stone-built villages. 

The Pontine Islands are an archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the coast of Lazio region, Italy. The islands were collectively named after the largest island in the group, Ponza. The other islands in the archipelago are Palmarola, Zannone, and Gavi to the northwest, Ventotene and Santo Stefano to the southeast.

Walking Tours: ‘Colonna’ District, Rome, Italy (Video)

The 2nd-century Column of Marcus Aurelius is the centerpiece of this mainly commercial and governmental neighborhood, which traverses ancient and baroque Rome. Palazzo Chigi is the prime minister’s residence, while Palazzo Montecitorio houses the Italian parliament. Main artery Via del Corso is known for brand-name and discount clothing stores. After dark, the floodlit Temple of Hadrian makes for a romantic photo-op.

Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy, as well as the capital of the Lazio region. The city has been a major human settlement for almost three millennia. With 2,860,009 residents in 1,285 km², it is also the country’s most populated comune.

Landmarks & History: ‘The Pantheon – Rome’ (Video)

“Anyone who steps inside the Pantheon immediately feels the crushing weight of human history, but also the incredible lightness of human creativity,”

If Rome is the Eternal City, the Pantheon is its eternal building, still in use after 2,000 years and attracting six million visitors a year.

The Pantheon is a former Roman temple, now a Catholic church, in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus. It was rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated about 126 AD.

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Walks: ‘Anguillara Sabazia – Italy’ (4K UHD Video)

Anguillara Sabazia is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy, around 30 kilometres northwest of Rome. It nestles on a small cape on the coast of Lake Bracciano; its medieval center and its beach make it a popular destination for tourists. 

Museum Tour: ‘Palazzo Barberini’ – Gallery Of Ancient Art, Rome (Video)

Palazzo Barberini is an imposing Baroque building that houses the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, the National Gallery of Ancient Art. Commissioned by Pope Urban VIII, the mansion was the most elegant and luxurious villa of the period. 

In 1623, Maffeo Barberini, once made Pope (Pope Urban VIII), ordered the construction of the estate to Italian architect Carlo Maderno, who is responsible for the design of St Peter’s Basilica’s façade. The construction started in 1625 and was finished in 1633 by Bernini, after Maderno’s death.

In 1949, the Italian State bought the palazzo to house the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, which was created from the donations of pieces of art by several noble Italian families.


Christmas 2020: An Empty ‘St. Peter’s Square’ In The Vatican City, Italy (Video)

St. Peter’s Square was eerily empty on Christmas Day Friday as Italians are under a nationwide lockdown for much of the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

St. Peter’s Square is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave inside Rome, directly west of the neighborhood or rione of Borgo. Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus considered by Catholics to be the first Pope.

Walking Tours: ‘Fara In Sabina’ In Italy (Video)

A walking tour in 𝗙𝗮𝗿𝗮 𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗮, region 𝗟𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗼, center Italy, a small town of about 14.000 inhabitants. The virtual walk starts just in the souhtern gate of this very cute town, in a saturday evening. Very few people around unfortunately, in full Coronavirus period.

Fara in Sabina, also spelled Fara Sabina, is a comune in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Lazio, located about 40 kilometres northeast of Rome and about 25 kilometres southwest of Rieti.

Art History Video: 1st C. BC Roman Sculpture ‘Boy With Thorn – The Spinario’

Spinario (Boy with Thorn), c. 1st century B.C.E., bronze, 73 cm high (Capitoline Museums, Rome), a conversation with Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris

Walking Tours: ‘Spanish Steps In Rome’ (Video)

The Spanish Steps are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top.

𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 0:00 – Brief Intro 1:35 – Spanish Steps / Piazza di Spagna 4:20 – Via dei Condotti 8:00 – Largo Goldoni 8:50 – Via del Corso 12:40 – Via Vittoria 14:46 – Via Mario de Fiori 17:18 – Piazza di Spagna / Spanish Steps “ascension” of Scalata dei Trinità dei Monti 21:21 – Panorama from above 23:31 – Via Gregoriana 27:36 – Via dei due macelli 29:40 – Via Frattina 30:53 – Via Bocca di leone 35:00 – Via della Croce 36:52 – Via Borgognona 39:30 – Via del Corso