The exhibition space of the Centrale Montemartini has a surreal quality due to the unexpected blend of industrial facilities with preserved machinery and antique sculptures.
Those who knew or suspected a conspiracy, warned Caesar not to come to the Senate that day. His wife specifically told him not to go to the Senate, because she had a disturbing dream. Continue reading Largo di Torre Argentina – The place where caesar was killed
Arch of Janus is the only arch in Rome that is open on all four sides. It was located on a very important intersection. Continue reading Arch of Janus in Rome
Villa Medici was built in 1544 on the remains of an old Roman villa. The villa was named after Cardinal Ferdinando I de’ Medici, who bought it in 1576. This is where Galileo Galilei was held captive in 1633. Continue reading Villa Medici with the beautiful rooftop view of Rome
Baths of Caracalla were built between 211 and 216 during emperors Septimius Severus and Caracalla. The baths could fit 1,600 bathers. Apart from bathing, visitors had two public libraries at their disposal, one with Latin and the other one with Greek texts. Continue reading The most famous of all Roman baths – Baths of Caracalla
The Tiber flooded the Ara Pacis Augustae Altar for years, covering it in layers and layers of mud until it was four meters underground. The first fragments of the temple, mentioned in ancient literature many times, were discovered in the 16th century, underneath San Lorenzo in Lucina, a basilica behind Palazzo Montecitorio or present-day Italian Parliament.
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The first chapel left of the altar in the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo is the Cerasi Chapel with two famous paintings by Caravaggio, Crucifixion of St. Peter (1600) and Conversion on the to Damascus (1601). Caravaggio’s grotesque and extremely realistic compositions caused a lot of public controversy. Continue reading Caravaggio’s Crucifixion of Saint Peter
This monumental church was designed by Michelangelo in 1561. It is 295 ft (90 m) long and 88 ft (27 m) wide, going 98 ft (30 m) in the air. It could have gone even higher, if Michalangelo had not leveled the floor with the street Continue reading Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
Some say if you count famous and relevant people, this is the most densely occupied area in the world. Many British, Russian, German, American and Italian poets, writers, sculptors, painters, diplomats and scientists were buried in this cemetery, sometimes in extravagantly decorated tombs.
Continue reading Protestant Cemetery in Rome is the most densely occupied area in the world