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The Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre in Rome. It is the largest amphitheatre ever built in the world. The construction began in AD 72. The amphitheatre has an average audience of some 65,000. It was used for gladiatorial contests animal hunts, and famous battles.

Palatine Hill

The Palatine Hill is the centremost of the Seven Hills and is one of the most ancient parts of the city. Rome has its origins on the Palatine. From the time of Augustus, Imperial palaces were built here; the ruins of the palaces are there. The Palatine Hill was also the site of the ancient festival.

Terme di Caracalla

Terme di Caracalla are ancient Baths in Rome. They are built between AD 212 and 216. They had a significant impact on the architecture of many later buildings. The bath complex covered approximately 25 ha area and has rectangular shape. Today the Baths of Caracalla are a tourist attraction.

Circus Maximus

The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome. The Circus was Rome's largest venue for public games connected to Roman religious festivals. They were organized for the benefit of the Roman people and Gods. It now functions as a large park.the city.

Catacombe di San Callisto

The Catacomb(s) of Callixtus (also known as the Cemetery of Callixtus) is one of the Catacombs of Rome on the Appian Way, most notable for containing the Crypt of the Popes (Italian: Cappella dei Papi), which once contained the tombs of several popes from the 2nd to 4th centuries.

Foro di Augusto

The Forum of Augustus (Italian: Foro di Augusto) is one of the Imperial forums of Rome, Italy, built by Augustus. It includes the Temple of Mars Ultor. The incomplete forum and its temple were inaugurated in 2 BC, 40 years after they were first vowed.

Catacumbas de San Calixto

The Catacomb(s) of Callixtus (also known as the Cemetery of Callixtus) is one of the Catacombs of Rome on the Appian Way, most notable for containing the Crypt of the Popes (Italian: Cappella dei Papi), which once contained the tombs of several popes from the 2nd to 4th centuries.

Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali

The Markets of Trajan are an archaeological complex of uniqueness in Rome, perhaps even worldwide. They represent an area that has experienced the evolution of the city from the imperial age to today; an area that has been constantly recycled and transformed. The markets once the strategic...

Domus Aurea

The Domus Aurea (Latin, "Golden House") was a vast landscaped palace built by the Emperor Nero in the heart of ancient Rome after the great fire in 64 AD had destroyed a large part of the city and the aristocratic villas on the Palatine Hill.

Largo di Torre Argentina

Largo di Torre Argentina is a square in Rome, Italy, with four Roman Republican temples and the remains of Pompey's Theatre. It is in the ancient Campus Martius. The name of the square comes from the Torre Argentina, which takes its name from the city of Strasbourg whose Latin name was Argentoratum....

Monte Palatino

The Palatine Hill (; Latin: Collis Palatium or Mons Palatinus; Italian: Palatino [palaˈtiːno]) is the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome and is one of the most ancient parts of the city. It stands 40 metres above the Roman Forum, looking down upon it on one side, and upon the Circus Maximus on...

Foro di Cesare

The Roman Forum, also known by its Latin name Forum Romanum (Italian: Foro Romano), is a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this space, originally a...

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