Roman districts

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Aventine Hill – a place of peace, harmony and spiritual enrichment

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Foro Italico – an enclave of the cult of Mussolini and his empire

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Forum of Augustus (Forum Augustum) – a complex in his own honor and that of religion

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Forum Boarium – an ancient place of trade and cult

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Forum of Caesar (Forum Iulium) – discreet ambitions of a dictator, meaning a square in his own honor

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Forum of Nerva – an unfinished work of a condemned emperor

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Catacombs of St. Agnes – burial in the shadow of a famous martyr

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Small Aventine – in search of ancient and early Christian Rome

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Piazza del Popolo – the calling card of the city: a prestigious, elegant and representative location

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Piazza della Madonna dei Monti – a place not for tourists, picturesque and lively

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Piazza della Rotonda – the tribulation of popes, a square cleaned for centuries

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Piazza di San Pietro – an ingenious idea of two visionaries

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Piazza Navona – from a stadium to a representative salon of the pope

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Piazza Venezia – the vibrant heart of Rome

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Via dei Fori Imperiali – an axis with political and ideological roots

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Via della Conciliazione – a road to reconciliation, and at the same time the beginning of a new era for the Church

Raphael’s Fire in the Borgo – a hymn on the subject of more than just antiquity

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Raphael’s Fire in the Borgo – a hymn on the subject of more than just antiquity

The fresco which is found in the third papal room, completed by Raphael and his students (Stanza dell’Incendio di Borgo) is known as Fire in the Borgo, and it is from this work that the apartment takes its name. With a large dose of certainty, we can say that the painting was completed with significant input from the master himself. And once again he had shown himself to be an outstanding painter, although the way of creating the scene was very different from that which the artist had shown until then. What event then, of great significance, happened at that time, that caused this work,...

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Vaticano Obelisk – a granite witness to history

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Vaticano Obelisk – a granite witness to history

It saw more than its share of events – chariot races, persecutions of Christians, the construction of the Constantine Basilica, the erection of Michelangelo’s dome, the fervor of the construction of Bernini’s colonnade, as well as the feverish pace of construction works during the times of Mussolini. It can be said that it is as old as the Roman Catholic Church since it arrived in the city on the Tiber only a few short years after the death of Christ. But in reality, it is much older, thirty-three centuries to be exact.

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Bronzino’s Portrait of Stefano Colonna – a picture-perfect condottiero

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Bronzino’s Portrait of Stefano Colonna – a picture-perfect condottiero

Here we have a true hero of his times. The proud representative of the influential Roman Colonna family, but most of all a valued condottiero, who during his whole lifetime fought on numerous fronts, under the banners of numerous rulers. His abilities were valued by the emperor, the king of France, the pope, the Venetian doge, the duke of Florence, meaning all those for whom war was an obvious part of everyday life.

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