Trajan's Column

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  • Day38

    My Magnum, Rome

    October 6, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

    So this is a very random inclusion in our travel story but I just had to include this place as it is a place I have not heard of before, and it was pretty cool - My Magnum. This shop allows you to create your own unique Magnum ice-cream, with your choice of toppings and Belgian chocolate.

    You get to choose your “naked” Magnum, vanilla or chocolate, then have it coated with your choice of white, milk or dark Belgian chocolate and topped off with toppings from a vast range of toppings. This is then finished off with your choice of Belgian chocolate drizzle.

    At €4.50 these weren’t cheap but we had to try the experience at least once. For me I still prefer the Ego Magnums you can buy at the shops. I did however like the decor, from the sign to the light shades created from Magnum sticks. Very cool and a very different last tourist site for our time in Rome.
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  • Day3

    Museo Capitolino

    May 8, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Next, a walk across the Piazza to another hill with a stairway called the Cordonata designed by Michelangelo (thanks Mike for the shallow steps) to get to the Capitolino Museum. The lowest floor houses information about the Romans that would have been interesting and useful such as construction, legal system etc but we ran out of time, The upper two contain notable pieces you see in guidebooks plus the foundation of an Etruscan building (they predate the Romans and were absorbed by them). Overall worthwhile but we were tired - it was almost too much to add on.

    Pope Sixtus IV began the collection when he donated a number of bronze statues with strong ties to the city, like the bronze of Romulus and Remus being nursed by a she-wolf (Lupa Capitolina); the colossal head of Constantine and the Camillus. In the 16th century Pope Pius V ridded the Vatican of all art depicting pagan images and so the collection grew. It was in 1734 that the museum was opened to the public.

    One of the museum's prized pieces is the statue of Marcus Aurelius on horseback; this is the only surviving bronze equestrian statue from Ancient Rome. The highlights of the museum include Lo Spinario; Caravaggio's Fortune Teller; Rubens' Romulus and Remus; Dying Gaul; Cupid and Psyche and the Capitoline Venus.

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  • Day3

    Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto, Rome

    November 24, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    From here we crossed the road to have a look inside the Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto. This is another stunning church with its simplicity highlighted by the amazing dome and ceiling. I didn’t realise until I had taken a few photos that cameras were not allowed inside so have to make do with the couple I managed to take. Oops.

    Situated opposite the Trajan’s Column, the construction of this church began in 1507 and took 75 years to complete. The highlight of this church for me was the amazing chapel covered in mosaics by Paolo Rossetti and even on this overcast and rainy day, they glistened under the lights.
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  • Day3

    le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini

    May 8, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We had booked tickets to this and it was very interesting and worthwhile. Basically you walk through an archeological dig after descending to the Roman era. It is dimly lit although the pathway is level. First you explore the home and spa of a wealthy noble. going through the various stages of the Roman bath houses - first sauna, the caldarium (hot), then tepidarium and frigidarium. All manned by slaves burning wood. Next to this palazzo they discovered huge granite columns and further that Tiberius's column just outside was previously the centre of a temple of very substantial proportions. Rome's current elevation seems about 15 feet above the level where Roman Rome was built.

    On top of the toppled Rome ruins a Renaissance era palace had been built that’s been the seat of the Province of Rome since 1873. The archaeological remains of several lavish ancient Roman houses have been turned into a fascinating multimedia ‘experience’. Descending down, you walk through the ruins, often on glass floors that let you look down to the foundations and floor and view on the walls and ceiling a virtual reconstruction using light, sound effects and projections of “reborn” walls, rooms, peristyle, thermes, salons, decorations, kitchens, furniture of the patrician “Domus” of imperial age.

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You might also know this place by the following names:

Columna Traiana, Trajan's Column, Columna Trajana, Colonna Traiana

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