Apr 20, 2015

Night Rome

Night scenery of the amazing Pantheon (built by Marcus Agrippa, in 27 BC, during the reign of Emperor Augustus ). No other monument suggests the grandeur of ancient Rome as magnificently as this temple whose early conversion to a place of Christian workship has rendered in the most perfect of the city's ancient monuments. Under floodlights and romantic under moonlight this Roman wonder is really spectacular


Apr 15, 2015

Chiesa S. Pietro in Vincoli

Church of San Pietro in Vincoli (St. Peter in Chairs), built between 432-440, and best known to be the home of the amazing statue of Moses, created between (1513-1515), one of the most important masterpieces by the greatest Italian High Renaissance artist, Michelangelo (1475-1564)


Apr 14, 2015

Rose Garden

The gates to one of Rome’s most romantic gardens are open in spring at the foot of the Aventino Hill. In May, 1,100 rose varieties triumphantly blossom in innumerable colours and scents, adding their magic to an already very special park. These exceptionally beautiful grounds in fact also offer us a chance to forget the noise of the city traffic for one moment and enjoy a wonderful view onto the Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo) and the Palatine Hill. But don't forget the rose garden is only open during a some spring months when the roses are obviously in flower

Ai piedi del colle Aventino, in primavera, si aprono i cancelli di uno dei giardini più romantici di Roma. A maggio 1.100 specie di rose sbocciano in un trionfo di colori e profumi che rendono ancora più prezioso un posto che per natura e collocazione è già magico. Da qui, infatti, si può godere di una splendida vista sul Circo Massimo e sul Palatino dimenticandosi il traffico cittadino. Attenzione, però, il roseto per ovvi motivi di fioritura è aperto solo durante alcuni mesi primaverili



Apr 12, 2015

Rome's Birthday

Scenery of the majestic Colosseum, symbol of the eternal city and its ancient splendor. According to the legend, Romulus founded Rome on 21 April 753 BC



Apr 5, 2015

Sampietrini

This typical kind of pavement is named "Sampietrini" (or Sanpietrini) and you can find it in all the streets in the centre of Rome. It is made of bevelled stones of black basalt, placed one next to the other. It was invented under Pope Sixtus V (1521-1590) and was used to pave all the main streets of the eternal city, because it was superior to other forms of paving in terms of the transit of carriages

Apr 4, 2015

Rome Noir

So glad, proud and honored to have my photo published on "Rim Noir", very interesting book by Durieux Publishing house  


 



Apr 2, 2015

Campidoglio

Campidoglio square located on the top of Capitoline Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome. This square was designed by Michelangelo in the 16th century