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One of the most fascinating things to see in Rome are the testimonies and monuments left by the Ancient Romans. These are the places not to be missed to fully enjoy your holidays in Italy.
Rome is a city rich in history but above all it is a city full of legends that make it history.
The ancient Romans, as well as being skilled warriors, have always been great builders full of love for luxury and well-being.
Their attention to the most popular aspects of social life led them to take great care in the realization of public baths, comparable to the spa of our modern times.
The Baths of Caracalla are one of the largest and most impressive monumental complexes of ancient Rome: inaugurated in 217 AD, they could accommodate up to 1600 people in hot and cold water baths, complete with every comfort.
Roman architecture has always been a symbol of the departure and the audacity of its people: in particular the emperors have always used it for these purposes, every corner of the Eternal City is for this reason a piece of history.
Continuing on our path we will reach the Domus Area, the “Golden House”, which in the past was an urban villa built by Nerone after the fire that destroyed Rome in 64 AD.
The coverings of the Domus Area are very extravagant, both inside and outside, and underline the strong personality of the emperor who built it.
A great symbol of Rome is undoubtedly the Colosseum, formerly called Flavian Amphitheater and inaugurated by Emperor Titus in 80 AD with the aim of hosting 50 thousand people.
It was in this place that the Roman gladiators gave their best: here public events, hunting shows and dramas based on classical mythology came to life.
In front of the majesty of this historical giant it is impossible not to be breathless, both for the intensity it transmits, and for the context in which it is located: we are in one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, whose neighbors are the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
It is on the Palatine Hill that the legend infects reality, in fact it is said that Romulus founded Rome in 753 AD at the foot of this hill, in the middle of the Roman Forum which in the past was the political, economic and social center of ancient Rome.
The strong and lively political character is also delimited, and above all, by the Quirinale, considered one of the wonders of the classical world and the former seat of the King of Italy, today the President of the Republic.
All this was conquered by the Romans by battles in which many people lost their lives: continuing towards the Lungotevere Augusta we reach the Ara Pacis, symbol of the commemoration of the emperor Augustus in Spain and Galia.
The Mausoleum of Hadrian instead, built as a funeral mausoleum, became a real fortress.
Lunch at the restaurant.
A walk through history and legend can only end with the precious and fascinating views of the Appia Antica, in the heart of the Roman countryside; here we will visit the tomb of Cecilia Metella, the Catacombs and the Villa dei Quintili.
MEETING POINT: Terme di Caracalla
START TIME: 10.00 am
OPERATING DAYS: Every day except Wednesday
WHAT YOU WILL SEE:
- Terme di Caracalla
- Domus Area
- Palatine Hill
- Roman Forum
- Ara Pacis
- Villa dei Quintili
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