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  • Day31

    The Old City of Rome

    July 28, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Today we ventured out to see the main ancient and cultural sights of Rome. We walked a long way, but were rewarded with seeing some amazing things. We saw Piazza Navona, The Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, Trajan's column, Hadrian's column, to name just a few. We really walked a long way and it is tough on the feet walking on the cobbled streets of Rome all day. We did feel like pinching ourselves at times as we walked past such amazing places.Read more

  • Day4

    Ein langer Tag

    February 4 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Heute morgen starteten wir wieder mit der Metro in die Innenstadt und hielten zunächst an der spanischen Treppe, die wir uns alle irgendwie interessanter vorgestellt hatten. Umgeben von Luxusläden saßen wir deswegen einfach eine dreiviertel Stunde am Brunnen und genossen die Sonnenstrahlen und den blauen Himmel.

    Weiter ging es dann zum Trevi-Brunnen, der zwar wirklich imposant anzusehen war, jedoch auch total von Touristen überlaufen und wir waren froh, als wir unseren Weg durch Rom fortsetzten. Vorbei an einer Eisdiele, in der wir uns alle auf den Tipp unserer Lehrer hin mit Eis versorgten, ging es dann zum Pantheon. Anschließend wurden wir auf einem nahe gelegenen Platz entlassen und hatten nun von 14 Uhr bis um 20 Uhr heute Abend Freizeit, denn dann würden wir alle gemeinsam zum Abschluss der Fahrt noch in ein Restaurant gehen.

    Mitten in Rom standen wir nun also zu sechst da und konsultierten Google Maps, wie wir am schnellsten wieder zum Hotel kamen. Die Antwort: 3 km laufen. Den meisten von uns steckten die vorherigen Tage noch in den Knochen und so schleppten wir uns durch die Straßen Roms. Einen Mittagssnack, einen kleinen Einkauf am Hauptbahnhof und viele Foto- und Toilettenpausen später erreichten wir unser Hotel. Dort wurde geduscht und die meisten vielen wie tot ersteinmal ins Bett und ruhten sich bis zum Abend aus.

    Als es Zeit fürs Abendessen wurde, versammelten wir uns alle im nahegelegenen Restaurant, das zwar eher irisch aussah, jedoch trotzdem eine italienische Speisekarte hatte. Es wurde ein sehr lustiger, gesprächiger Abend und ein gelunger Abschluss der Romfahrt.
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  • Day1

    Csak a szokasos...

    March 17, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Miután feltöltöttük az akkumulatorokat mind kajaval mind napocskaval, elkezdtuk a sétát és a szokásos helyek felderiteset, úgy mint a taskasunk, kedvenc Campo di Fiori és a környező üzletek, Navona (ami fura mód így tavasszal is tele van gesztenyearussal), majd irány a Trevi (igen, dobtunk!) és a tekintelyt parancsoló gyönyörű Pantheon (anyu kiolvasta a szakirodalmat is: 9m az oculus átmérője,Kr.e 21-ben kezdtek el építeni és ami hihetetlen számomra, egykor mocsaras talaj volt itt megis elbírja ezt a gigantikus építményt). Szóval összefoglalva sok sok gyaloglás, kis shopping, és Roma meg mindig a szívünk csücske. :)

    P.s: aludni nem tudom hogy fogunk, mert konkrétan annyira benn lakunk Trasteveren, hogy az ablakunk alatt levő lokálokbol meg a zsaluk ellenére is hangosan felhallatszik a zenebona. Anyu szerint olyan mint a 6os megalloja.:) meg jó h jó az alvokank! :)
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  • Day106

    Rom - Trevi Brunnen & Pantheon

    April 21, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Nach dem Colosseum ging es dann zum Trevi Brunnen. Leider war dieser komplett ünerfüllt, aber wir hatten nichts anderes erwartet. ☺

    Danach hin es zu Fuß weiter zum Pantheon.
    Das Dach des Pantheon ist eine Perfekte Halbkugel, oben offen, mit einem 9 m loch. Trotzdem kommt aber nahezu kein Regen ins Innere. Falls doch, gibt es im Boden unterhalb der Öffnung 22 kleine löcher, durch welche das Wasser abfließen kann. 😀

    Mit ist übrigens im Pantheon ein klassischer "Wolf Nieser" ausgekommen. Halleluja das hallt da drinnen. Kurzzeitig standen wir im Mittelpunkt 😂😂😂
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  • Day5

    Chiesa di Sant' Ignazio di Loyola

    May 10 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Nancy bailed out on this and the next church to spend more time at the Palazzo. She stopped at Plaza Venezia and it was a beautiful oasis of green and calm wtihin the city. Doug was anxious to figure out how to get to the next church so sat on a bench near the traffic. You can't always get too people to agree on priorities!

    The "dome" in this church is a masterpiece of trompe-l'oeil
    First of all, attention must be paid to the ceiling of the nave overhead. It is breathtakingly, dizzyingly, swimmingly decorated in a riotous, colorful, and amazingly masterful tromp l’oeil 1685 fresco depicting St. Ignatius and his Works by perhaps the greatest baroque master of perspective there ever was, Andrea Pozzo (who was himself a lay brother of the Jesuit order).

    Tear your eyes away from it long enough to find the first marble disc set in the floor of the nave, then look back up. This is the spot from which the perspective is deigned to all line up and cause the ceiling to literally seem to extend right up into the heavens. Now continue down the nave to the second marble disc set in the floor and take a look at the dome over the crossing up ahead, dimly illuminated by a golden light. Now keep walking toward the transept, but keep your eye on that "dome." The closer you get, the odder and odder it looks. That's because it isn't a dome at all. It's actually another masterpiece of trompe-l'oeil, painted on a flat surface by Andrea Pozzo, on canvas this time.
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  • Day5

    Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

    May 10 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Built on the site of three pagan temples, including one dedicated to the goddess Minerva, the Dominican Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is Rome’s only Gothic church. While many other medieval churches in Rome have been given Baroque makeovers that cover Gothic structures, the Minerva is the only extant example of original Gothic architecture church building in Rome. Behind a restrained Renaissance style façade the Gothic interior features arched vaulting that was painted blue with gilded stars and trimmed with brilliant red ribbing in a 19th-century Neo-Gothic restoration. However, little remains of the original 13th-century structure and these days the main drawcard is a minor Michelangelo sculpture and the magisterial, art-rich interior.

    Inside, to the right of the altar in the Cappella Carafa (also called the Cappella della Annunciazione), you’ll find some superb 15th-century frescoes by Filipino Lippi and the majestic tomb of Pope Paul IV.

    Left of the high altar is one of Michelangelo’s lesser-known sculptures, Cristo Risorto (Christ Bearing the Cross; 1520), depicting Jesus carrying a cross while wearing some jarring bronze drapery. This wasn't part of the original composition and was added after the Council of Trent (1545–63) to preserve Christ's modesty.

    An altarpiece of the Madonna and Child in the second chapel in the northern transept is attributed to Fra' Angelico, the Dominican friar and painter, who is also buried in the church.

    The body of St Catherine of Siena, minus her head (which is in Siena), lies under the high altar, and the tombs of two Medici popes, Leo X and Clement VII, are in the apse.
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  • Day5

    The Pantheon

    May 10 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Wow! Another feat of Roman engineering thankfully preserved by its evolution to a Christian Church and mausoleum. Rafael is here along with Emmanuel, the first King of Italy (early 1800s when the popes handed over government power). It is of remarkable architecture, design and longevity.

    The Pantheon in Rome was built on the orders of Hadrian between 118AD and 125AD, it functioned as a temple to all the Roman Gods. The temple was built to replace Marcus Agrippa's temple which had burnt down in 80AD. The original inscription can still be seen above the Pantheon entrance "Marcus Agrippa son of Lucius, having been consul three times made it." The building is in such good condition thanks to renovations made by the Byzantine Emperor Phocas in 608AD when it was converted into a church. The church became the final resting place for several Italian kings including King Vittorio Emanuele II, Umberto I and the artist Raphael who was buried here together with his fiancée. The Pantheon architecture was unlike other Roman Temples and so historians wonder at the buildings use.
    The Pantheon façade features a triangular pediment which once would have held sculptured battle scenes. The pediment is supported by three rows of columns leading into the front portico. From the rectangular front entrance hall (cella) bronze doors lead in to the main part of the building which is circular. The marble veneer covering the interior walls was a later addition but the geometric patterned marble floor is the original Ancient Roman floor.
    Within the building intersecting arches rest on piers which support 8 round headed arches. On floor level there are 8 corresponding bays which house statues. The star feature of the Pantheon is the dome, supported by a series of arches brilliantly engineered to hold the heavy dome. To further help support the weight of the dome the walls beneath the dome gradually decrease in thickness. Also the builders used lightweight materials on the upper part of the structure and heavier, sturdy materials on the lower section.
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  • Day38

    Chiesa di Sant' Ignazio di Loyola

    October 6, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 20 °C

    Finally site for the day was the Jesuit church of Saint Ignazio. This church was meant to have a glorious dome but when the money ran out in 1642, the plans were scrapped. Instead of foregoing the dome entirely, painter and Jesuit brother Andrea Pozzo proposed he paint a life-sized illusion of a dome that would fool the eyes of visitors (as long as they looked up from the proper angle). His masterpiece still fools the eye today. Painted between 1685 and 1694, it is a remarkable piece of perspective work.

    Pozzo also created the second
    trompe l'œil fresco on the nave ceiling, showing St Ignatius Loyola being welcomed into paradise by Christ and the Madonna. While the dome is painted in dark colours, predominantly blacks, the second art work is glorious in colour and design.

    Both pieces are very impressive while the painting on the nave ceiling fools the eye wherever you are standing, you do have to be in the right spot to be “tricked” by the fake dome.
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  • Day35

    Pantheon

    October 3, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    After a not so fun train trip this morning we arrived in Rome. We checked into our accommodation for the next four nights before hitting the streets. This is our second visit to Rome but as our trip last year was just a day trip from our cruise we only managed to see a couple of the main tourist attractions.

    First on the agenda was The Pantheon, the temple of all the gods. It is a former Roman temple, now a church, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD). It was completed by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated about 126 AD. Its date of construction is uncertain, because Hadrian chose not to inscribe the new temple but rather to retain the inscription of Agrippa's older temple, which had burned down.

    The square outside the Pantheon was packed and filled with tour groups. We have been lucky avoiding the crowds for most of our trip so far so this wasn’t as easy to photograph or enjoy. The constant smell of cigarette smoke and butts everywhere didn’t help with my impression either.

    Thankfully we returned the following morning and managed to avoid the crowds and check out the inside of this historic building. While no where near elaborate as many that we have been into, the simplicity of the ceiling, the round shape and tall columns gave it a very elegant feel.
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  • Day5

    Basilica di Santa Maria in Ara coeli

    May 30, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Our Lady at the Heavenly Altar

    This 13th century minor Basilica is a Roman Catholic church, and the only church on Campidoglio (aka Capitoline Hill, and formerly known as Mons Saturnius - dedicated to the god Saturn). It remains as the designated church of the city council, and is a titular church currently assigned to Cardinal Priest Salvatore De Giorgi.

    Cred: http://romanchurches.wikia.com
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Sant' Eustachio, San Eustacio

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