San Paolo

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  • Day15

    On strike!

    October 1, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Honestly could not walk another step so I am protesting right here with this bottle of wine... oh and him in doors! (The ruins are the Circo Massimo) chariot racing arena built in the 6th century BC and was the first and largest stadium built in Ancient Rome and is still used today. (Although the beast hunts have stopped!!) And in the 1980s they uncovered tiered seating and the starting gates but covered them up again to a depth of 9 m....Read more

  • Day7

    11.10.2016 Circus Maximus

    October 11, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Der Circus Maximus (italienisch Circo Massimo) war der größte Circus im antiken Rom. Er hatte eine Gesamtlänge von 600 Metern (die Arena und Stufen eingerechnet) sowie eine Breite von 140 Metern. Es war damit das größte Veranstaltungsbauwerk aller Zeiten. Sein Fassungsvermögen soll laut Dionysios von Halikarnassos im Ausbaustand zur Zeit des Augustus 150.000 Plätze, zur Zeit des älteren Plinius 250.000 Plätze betragen haben. Er wurde bis ins 6. Jahrhundert für Wagenrennen genutzt.Read more

  • Day13

    Buco di Roma

    September 26, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Eines der kleinen Dinge, die Rom so großartig macht ist das Schlüsselloch Buco di Roma. Schaut man durch das Schlüsselloch eröffnet sich einem einer der schönsten Ausblicke Roms. Durch einen Laubengang führt der Blick unmittelbar auf die Kuppel des Petersdoms. Eine etwas normalere, trotzdem aber nicht weniger schöne Aussicht auf die Dächer der Stadt hat man vom nebenan liegenden Orangengarten aus. Besonders in den Frühlings- und Sommermonaten tragen die Orangenbäume im Park ihre duftenden Früchte.Read more

  • Day26

    Heute: Rom bei Gewitter

    June 25, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Wie gut, dass wir das Auto haben. Eigentlich sollte es heute nach Tivoli gehen. Nicht den Freizeitpark, die Stadt bei Rom. Dort hatten die alten Römer ihre Sommerresidenzen, um der Gluthitze in Rom zu entfliehen.
    Aber: eine Recherche (ob der Hund in die Parkanlagen etc. mit rein darf) hat ergeben, das Montags alles geschlossen ist. Tada!!!

    Deswegen sightseeing by car, eine Runde ums Kolosseum rum, am Circus Maximus vorbei und noch allerlei Aussichtspunkte abfahren.

    Klas fährt eh inzwischen wie so'n alter Römer, is also gar kein Problem 😃
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  • Day6

    Circo Massimo

    May 11, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Walked back from the Baths past the Circus Maximu with Palatine Hill in the background Can just see the trumpets, Emperor coming out and the chariot races beginning.

    The Circus Maximus (Latin for greatest or largest circus; Italian: Circo Massimo) is an ancient Roman chariot-racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy. Situated in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine Hills, it was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later Empire. It measured 621 m in length and 118 m in width and could accommodate over 150,000 spectators. In its fully developed form, it became the model for circuses throughout the Roman Empire. The site is now a public park.

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  • Day6

    Santa Sabina

    May 11, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Walked up a hill just past Circus Maximus past the Rome Botanical garden where the roses were in bloom to this church. There were some monks/brothers dressed in robes talking to groups of people. This area is very pretty as the buildings are not so close to each other, there are "backyards" so to speak and it was favoured by the notables in Roman times.

    The Basilica Sanctae Sabinae is located on the Aventine Hill; it is one of the city's oldest churches and dates back to 422-432. It is built on the site of the home of Sabina, a convert to Christianity and Roman martyr who was later declared a saint. The founder of the church was Peter of Illyria a monk who gives his name to the square and adjacent convent. The structure of the church is a classic rectangular-style with light colored décor and simple design which gives the space an airy feel. The church underwent several changes over the years. It was at one point incorporated into the Crescenzi family fort; in the 16th-17th century restored in the baroque-style and later in the 1800s became a steam laundry. It was under Mussolini that Antonio Munoz restored the church for the last time. Many layers of history and architectural styles are evident in the structure.
    Highlights of the church building include the 5th century cypress wood portal with scenes from the Bible; 24 church columns which came from the Temple of Juno Regina; 9th century chancel furniture; a fresco by Taddeo Zuccari and large selenite windows which shed light on the church mosaics. On the floor of the nave is the city's only surviving mosaic tomb dating back to c.1300.

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  • Day6

    Giardino degli Aranci

    May 11, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Nex to the church, is a lovely enclosed garden which belongs/belonged to the church but now is a lovely spacious park space with a gorgeous view and there really are orange trees. Seems a particularly romantic spot.

    The Giardino degli Aranci, Parco Savello or Garden of Oranges is located on Aventino Hill, it is one of the city's most romantic locations and often used as the backdrop for wedding photos. The park is believed to have been created when Saint Dominic brought an orange tree from his native Spain and planted it in the vegetable garden of the adjacent Savelli Castle which housed a monastery. The sapling flourished and additional orange trees were planted. Saint Catherine of Siena is thought to have used the tree's oranges to make candied fruit for Pope Urban VI. The monastery's garden became the park we known today when it was redesigned by Raffaele de Vico in 1932.
    From the Garden of Oranges you can see the Basilica of Santa Sabina and the drawbridge and towers which once formed part of the Savelli Castle. The central promenade leads to a terrace at the highest point of the park where there are sweeping views across some of Rome's most famous structures.
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  • Day49

    Bath: Royal Crescent or Diocletian?

    December 15, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 6 °C

    The Piazza della Repubblica impressed me for what is not there any more. It was formerly known as the Piazza dell'Esedra because it was laid down on the remains of an exedra (a semi-circular open room with seating) from the Diocletian era.
    Commissioned by the Emperor Diocletian in 298 AD, the baths were completed in 306 with a capacity of over 3,000 people. The whole complex took up 120,000 square meters and included a gymnasium, a library, and cold, hot and tepid public baths. Big.
    The Roman public baths remained open until 537, when the Goths cut off the aqueducts in an attempt to conquer Rome, whereupon they were taken over by bandits and courtesans until the Renaissance, when the grounds were bought by the French cardinal Jean du Bellay, who commissioned the construction of a beautiful villa and its gardens.
    So this large piazza occupies the space of the waiting room for the baths! On one side are the ruins of the baths, and the entrance to a church. On the other is a copy of the Royal Crescent in Bath, with the inevitable view of the Wedding cake in the distance.
    In the centre stands the majestic Fontana delle Naiadi, constructed between 1870 and 1888 and decorated with four lion sculptures. In 1901 the lions were replaced by the statues of four nude Naiads (water nymphs). Such blatant nudity shocked the citizens - for a while anyway.
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