Jan 7, 2018

Basilica Ulpia

Basilica Ulpia is an ancient Roman civic building built between 106 AD and 113 AD and located in the Forum of Trajan, a few steps from Piazza Venezia. The Basilica Ulpia separates with the Trajan's Column the temple from the main courtyard in the Forum of Trajan to the northwest. It was named after Roman emperor Trajan whose full name was Marcus Ulpius Traianus. It became perhaps the most important basilica after two ancient ones, the Basilicas Aemilia and Julia. After its construction, much of the political life moved from the Roman Forum to the Forum of Trajan remaining so until the construction of the Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine...

Jan 6, 2018

Five Top Places in Rome

Rome is really the most beautiful city in the world, a real living museum of art and history unique in all the planet. If you need a suggestion where to stay please check the website of HOTEL MONTECARLO, historical hotel since 1957 the best three-star in Rome, with services and qualities of a 4 star 

Here my suggestion also for 5 top places must see in Rome:

The Vatican is the smallest state in the world by both area and population and within it there are religious and cultural sites such as St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. Check all my posts on this blog about the VATICAN

The Colosseum, the symbol of Rome, sited between Esquiline, Palatine and Celian Hills, one of the greatest wonders of Roman civilization. It was begun by the Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD and completed by his son, the Emperor Titus, in 80 AD. Check all my posts on this blog about the COLOSSEUM

The Trevi Fountain, the most famous fountain in the world, a real wonder, a fabulous jewel of water and stone that is nestled between the palaces of the historic centre of Rome. Check all my posts on this  blog about the TREVI FOUNTAIN

The Pantheon. This amazing ancient monument was built and rebuilt several times, first by Agrippa who began it in 27 B.C. The presente structure is the result  of an early 2nd century A.D. reconstruction by the Emperor Hadrian. The Pantheon stands on Piazza della rotonda, which is complete with obelisk and baroque  fountain. It is in an astonishing state of preservation, considering nearly two millennia of vandalism. Check all my posts on this blog about the PANTHEON

The Piazza Navona and its fabulous Fountain of the Four Rivers.  This spectacular square, the crowning glory of Rome's Baroque, is accessible only on foot. Its rectangular form, with rounded corners, echoes its original function; that of the 'stadio Domiziano' Domitian's stadium), upon which the square was built. In the center of Piazza Navona there is the amazing Fountain of the Four Rivers, built by the genial Gian Lorenzo Bernini, between 1648 and 1651. The four giant nudes that form the statue are the personification of the principal rivers of the continents known at the time: the Nile represents Africa, with its veiled head because the source of the river had yet to be discovered, the Ganges Asia, the Danube Europe and Rio de la Plata, the America. Check all my post on this blog about PIAZZA NAVONA

 

Jan 5, 2018

10 Regole per vivere in salute

Dalla Fondazione Umberto Veronesi - per il progresso delle scienze
Dieci regole per vivere in salute.
Facili da ricordare. Semplici da praticare

1 - Frutta e verdura sono alimenti indispensabili per mantenersi in salute. Consumare più porzioni ogni giorno anche assicurarsi l'apporto corretto di vitamine, sali minerali e fibre

2 - I cereali, oltre che fonte di fibra, sono "energia allo stato puro", pasta, riso, orzo, farro, etc (possibilmente se integrali) non devono mai mancare sulla tua tavola

3 - Limita al massimo il consumo di sale (ricorda che salumi e formaggi ne contengono molto), utilizza gli insaporitori naturali come le spezie e le erbe aromatiche

4 - Limita il consumo di carne rossa (bovino, suino, ovino, equino e caprino) evita i salumi e carni lavorate. Preferisci legumi e pesce.

5 - Bevi almeno 1,5 litri di acqua al giorno ed evita le bevande zuccherate e gasate

6 - Per condire i tuoi piatti scegli l'olio extravergine d'oliva, meglio crudo

7 - I grassi sono preziosi alleati di salute: privilegia però quelli mono e poli-insaturi presenti nel pesce ma anche abbondanti nella frutta secca come le noci

8 - Non fumare e limita il consumo di alcool

9 - Pratica regolarmente attività fisica moderata (30 minuti al giorno)

10 - Mantieniti monopeso, indice di massa corporea tra 18,5 e 24,99. L'indice di massa corporea (IMC) si calcola con questa semplice formula: IMC= Kg/m2 (cioè peso=altezza al quadrato)

Fondazione Umberto Veronesi

Le noci contengono Omega3, fitosteroli, fibre, ferro e vitamine E.
30 grammi di noci al giorno possono contribuire a migliorare la salute dei vasi sanguigni.






Jan 4, 2018

Urban Style

Walking in Rome a night... and amazed by urban landscapes of everyday life

Quartiere San Paolo (Roma), 04 Jan 2018

Jan 3, 2018

Trevi Fountain

The most famous fountain in the world, a real wonder, a fabulous jewel of water and stone that is nestled between the palaces of the historic centre of Rome. There is an ancient tradition regarding this fountain: if you throw a coin over your shoulder into the water, you will be sure to return to Rome. So, please, when your will be here... don't forget to throw your coin into this fountain!

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Jan 2, 2018

Interesting Photography Blogs

Here my personal suggestion about two interesting blogs to improve your photography and street photography:

1 -  Eric Kim Photography, full of helpful suggestions and tips

2  - JT IN SEUL, a real source of inspiration on photography

Happy 2018 again to all my very kind blog followers! Best Wishes from Rome!

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Jan 1, 2018

Roman Forum

Starting the 2018 with a couple of pictures about the Roman Forum, once the heart of the Roman empire, this mass ruins is an epic landscape that seems gripped by the ghosts of an ancient civilization





Dec 30, 2017

Best Photo 2017

Here my favorite pictures taken during this 2017 along the streets of Rome and around. Happy Holidays to everyone! Happy 2018!


























 
 











Happy 2018 from Rome to everyone! Best Wishes to all the blog followers!

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