• Day8

    Piazza di Monte Citorio

    June 2, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    The Italian Parliament

    In front of the parliament building is one of many Egyptian obelisks that were shipped to Rome after conquering Egypt. This specific obelisk was taken by Roman emporer Augustus after defeating Mark Antony and Cleopatra.

    Fun fact: this is the only obelisk in Rome still capped with a pre-Christian ornament.

    🌍🛫📝: Rick Steves
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