Caelian Hill

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  • Day2

    Piazza di San Giovanni

    September 29, 2012 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    ... zur Erkundung des Lateranviertels. An der Piazza di San Giovanni finden sich Lateranspalast und Lateransbasilika sowie ein Obelisk und die Triclinio Leoniano, ein Mauerfragment mit Mosaik von Papst Leo III.

    San Giovanni in Laterano ist die erste christliche Kirche Roms, die bereits im 4. Jahrhundert von Kaiser Konstantin gegründet wurde. 2mal abgebrannt, wurde sie 2mal wieder aufgebaut, das letzte Mal 1646 umgestaltet. Die Fassade wurde im 18. Jahrhundert hinzugefügt. Als Papstkirche wurden bis 1870 alle Päpste in San Giovanni gekrönt. Noch heute hält der Papst als Bischof von Rom am Gründonnerstag hier die Messe. Die Porta Santa wird nur in einem Heiligen Jahr geöffnet.
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  • Day6

    San Giovanni in Laterano

    October 3, 2012 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Am Nachmittag machen wir uns nochmal auf zur Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano, in der Hoffnung, dass heute das Baptisterium geöffnet ist.
    Die Taufkirche stammt ursprünglich aus der Zeit Konstantins. Ihre achteckige Form erhielt sie im Jahre 432.
    Nachdem wir es endlich geschafft haben, die prächtigen Mosaiken des Baptisteriums zu bewundern, zieht es uns nochmal in die Kirche nebenan, wo gerade eine Messe gelesen wird. Andächtig lassen wir den Tag ausklingen... :-)
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  • Day17

    Day 17: Rome, Italy

    July 7, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Food, food and more food.

    Whenever we plan our day, we always make sure we add in a restaurant (or two) to our itinerary. For those of you who know me well, this shouldn't come as a surprise. Today we had the most amazing fresh gnocchi from That's Amore (a cute restaurant near the Trevi Fountain) and gelato from Venchi. I've recently become obsessed with Pistachio gelato because it's the best.

    Thank god we've been walking a lot the past few days to work it all off. Cumulatively, we've walked 47 km within the two and a half days that we've been in Rome. Today we visited the Jewish Ghetto, the Piazza Venezia and the Crypt of the Capuchins. The crypt was cool, yet eery and the Piazza was gorgeous. The detail in Italy's architecture is on another level. It's incredible.

    Today also reminded me of the best advice that we got for Italy. It was from two Australian girls we shared a room with in Santorini. They said "just walk" and at first we were confused, but after having been in Italy for a few days, it makes complete sense. No one gives you the opportunity to cross so you've got to wait for the perfect moment (or take a chance) and just walk across. Seems like we've got it down pat as many people today followed our lead.
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  • Day18

    Day 18: Rome, Italy

    July 8, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    It was a wonderful, lazy day.

    We were exhausted from the past few days and decided to be lazy in our lovely room before heading to a hostel tomorrow.

    For dinner, we went to a nice place near the Trevi Fountain and had pasta carbonara for the fourth or fifth time since being in Rome. Best pasta ever.

    We then went to have gelato at Venchi again, but had the cone that they fill with Nutella. Thank god we're leaving Rome tomorrow as I would go back everyday to eat that. We also walked over to the Trevi Fountain to see it all lit up and it was really nice. There was even a proposal!

    It was a nice ending to our last night. I shall miss the lovely Rome, but on to Florence tomorrow!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Monte Celio, Caelian Hill, Celio, Caelius Mons

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