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Keep the distance but stay TOGETHER!

March 15, 2020

Remember that Italy has given to all of us so many wonderful holidays and unforgettable moments. Take a virtual travel tour to Rome now that the COVID-19 virus is spreading and it is important to limit travel. We are all affected by these difficult times. Let’s pray for everybody’s health and remember, keep the distance but stay TOGETHER!

Colosseum – The largest amphitheatre ever built in Rome

Colosseum – the place where gladiators fought to their death for the public entertainment;

Here you will remember the truth about human being: we are the slaves of our instincts

Pantheon temple of all the gods, Rome

One of the oldest Man-Made  building in the world still standing and in use.

Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, Rome – St Paul’s mystery tomb

In the middle of the transept, a Roman sarcophagus was discovered in 2006, believed to be the bones of St. Paul. Only one corner of the sarcophagus is dug up.

Pyramid of Cestius, one of the best-preserved ancient buildings in Rome.

Pyramid of Cestius is the only pyramid from ancient Rome which still stands today. The pyramid was built about 18–12 BC as a tomb for Gaius Cestius.

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, Rome – treasures, art and Michelangelo’s secret code

Discover Michelangelo’s secret code in Sistine Chapel’s paintings and go to see great art and amazing treasure in Vatican Museums.

St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican, Rome – the home of Michelangelo’s famous masterpieces, the Pietà

Catholic tradition holds that the Basilica is the burial site of Saint Peter, chief among Jesus’s Apostles and also the first Bishop of Rome. Saint Peter’s tomb is supposedly directly below the high altar of the Basilica.

Ostia Antica – the harbor city of ancient Rome

Ostia would have been a busy port town, exotic and full of life. Now is an archaeological site where you can travel 2600 years back in the past.

The Egyptian Obelisk in St. Peter’s Square, Vatican, Rome – 4000 years old

4000 years old Egyptian Obelisk from St. Peter’s Square was brought to Rome by Caligula. It was silent witness of the martyrdom of St. Peter.

Altare della Patria | The Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele

Initially Altare della Patria had to be made of Carrara marble, but the too high cost of this precious material (the same used by Michelangelo), made the choice on Botticino marble (near Brescia).

Piazza del Popolo | People’s Square, Rome

In the center of the Piazza del Popolo square stands one of the biggest obelisks in Rome, from Egypt, 24 meters high and dating back to 1.200 BC. The Flaminio Obelisk was taken to Rome by Augustus.

The Trevi Fountain – Fontana di Trevi, Rome – throw a coin and you will return to Rome

Fontana di Trevi is known as one of the most stunning fountains in the world . This impressive monument dominates the small Trevi square located in the Quirinale district.