Rome the Eternal City

Rome the Eternal City

"St Peter's Basilica, Vatican, Rome"There are few places that would induce such respect and admiration of visitors like Rome does. Diverse and multilayer face of the modern city is equally attractive to the ancient past, the great monuments of the Renaissance treasures of the Vatican and museums.

Rome is sometimes called the Eternal city. It is hard to figure out whether this name refers to its role as the capital of the Roman Empire, or the centre of Catholicism, and perhaps the capital of Italy or one of the main goals of Christian pilgrims from around the world. Each of the successive stages of history bears the value of eternity but the continuation of those stages is a immutable force of attraction of Rome.

"Via Condotti, Rome, Italy"

Traveling to Centro Storico (historic centre) hits the enormity and grandeur of buildings clustered along narrow, winding streets. The Romans somehow have managed to live surrounded by their own history without paying attention to it, dedicated to the everyday affairs. This indifference of the inhabitants is due to unusual habits and wealth. Rome stands on the remains of earlier buildings: medieval churches springing up on the foundations of ancient houses, the Renaissance palace balances on Theatre of Marcellus and is adjacent to the Rome apartments to rent. Mileage of the streets and squares shape often reflects earlier spatial arrangement, ensuring every step of the impression the next discovery.

"Rome"

"Di Trevi Fountain, Rome"

Although the face of the city was formed by three thousand years, you can extract several distinct stages of its construction. Much of the ancient buildings were constructed between the first century BC and the third century, numerous objects and its foundations lie in fragments of ancient ruins. Those ruins were used in the Middle Ages, when building materials were limited resources. Since the return of the Pope from the captivity in Avignon in 1377 began a period of building and renovation, which lasted until the time of the Renaissance. After the restoration of several aqueducts enhancement of public spaces with fountains and ponds has became almost and obsession in Rome.

"Colosseum, Rome"

"Rome, Italy"

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