Rome’s haunting ancient architecture and charismatic art make it one of the world’s most fascinating destinations. Ancient Rome carries you back to an era when gladiators and emperors roamed Italy. Welcome to one of the world’s most fascinating destinations.
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Which Attractions Are the Most Famous in Ancient Rome?
The 72 AD Colosseum was responsible for 400, 000 human deaths, and its famous battles still captivate the imaginations of modern visitors. It’s the top monument in Italy, so don’t rush through it on your way to your next site. Take a narrated tour that will let you explore areas that are usually off-limits to tourists. The Roman Forum was once the core of city life, hosting funerals, rituals, and festivities. It’s been excavated so that you can walk the area to the top of Palatine Hill. The Pantheon was a temple dedicated to the gods, but it’s since been used as a burial place for Raphael, Peruzzi, and Corelli. The structure’s interior dome is breathtaking, so it shouldn’t be missed. The Roman Arches are 4, 000 years old, and represent an important point in the Romans' construction powers. Take a picnic and spend some time in the surrounding gardens.
What is Ancient Rome Known For?
Pont du Gard monument was constructed out of limestone in the first century AD and once supplied the city of Nimes. The early Egyptians and Babylonians invented these kinds of canals, but Rome boasts 11 ancient aqueducts. The Pont du Gard Aqueduct is one of Ancient Rome’s most famous structures. The Romans didn’t invent the irrigation canals, but their civil engineering process was more advanced than anything that preceded it. The aqueducts still stand today, and modern residents still use many of them.
What Art was Rome Known for?
Ancient Roman art included marble and bronze sculptures, as well as portraiture and murals. The National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace carries exhibits of Rome’s older paintings and frescoes, but it also has a collection of modern work from the 1600s. It’s home to Pietro’s famous Allegory of Divine Providence ceiling and is a living example of a Baroque Palace.
Ancient Rome used triumphal arches to symbolize the generals who returned to the city to celebrate their victories. Arch of Constantine is the largest, so it should be your priority. Arch of Titus can be found at the entrance of the Forum, and its detailed reliefs deserve careful inspection. Arch of Septimius Severus is in the same area.