Rome

The Colesseum. (Amphitheatrum Flavium)
Probably the best known building in Rome.

 The Circus Maximus. This is where the chariot racing took place and where the
three tenors, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti sang.
You can almost hear the chariots rattling round the cobble course.
The atmosphere here is fantastic!

This was the Temple of Venus and Rome

The Pantheon. A temple in honour of all the Olympian gods was erected
in the Campus Martius by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa between AD25 and 27.

Inside the Pantheon Close up of the quarter
dome seen on the left
Inside the Pantheon At the entrance Inside the Pantheon

 

The Trevi Fountain. (Fontana Di Trevi)
This was the fountain that the song “Three coins in a fountain” was all about.
 The central figure is of Neptune, god of the sea. He is riding a chariot in the shape of a shell, pulled by two sea horses. Pope Clement 12th commissioned Nicola Salvi to create a fountain in Piazza Trevi and this is it. The fountain was completed in 1762

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