Walking through the streets of the eternal Rome
• Walking through the streets of the eternal Rome
We will visit the Aventine hill and go through other interesting places that are not visited before.
A street on the Aventine Hill. Unlike Palatine Capitol and on which are arranged exclusively museums, residential neighborhoods are at Aventine. Despite the fact that the hill is situated almost in the center of the city, it is very quiet - almost no cars and people.
This silence is explained simply - behind high fences are buried in verdure luxury private villas and luxury homes. Something like Moscow Rubles. Others have nothing to do here.
, prevailing at the foot of the hill, there is an unusually deserted and calm After the city hustle and bustle. Beautiful, oranges grow, parrots fly ...
According to Roman history, in the ancient Aventine settled only plebeians - the lower classes. Today - just the opposite.
In addition to the houses, on the Aventine there are three or four old churches. In this photo, one of them, or even a monastery. Get inside was not possible, since it was already evening, and the gate was closed.
The ancient church on the Aventine.
Rome View from the top of the Aventine hill.
Park on the Aventine.
The ancient fortifications on the Aventine.
At the foot of the Aventine.
A street in the center of Rome. Atypical, but there is a lot.
Roman rooftops. Among other things, that surprised in Rome, is the fact that almost every building has a green roof area.
The archaeological excavations at the Forum.
The sculpture in the courtyard of one of the churches.
Spagna and the famous Spanish Steps. In the foreground, the no less famous fountain "Barcaccia" in the form of a boat. Author - Pietro Bernini (1629). The fountain is supplied with water from the ancient aqueduct Aqua Virgo.
The church of Trinita dei Monti, standing on the top of the Spanish Steps. Built in 1585. In front of her is an ancient Egyptian obelisk set in the late 18th century.
The statue of Moses, part of the monument "Immaculate Column" on the other side of the Plaza of Spain.
Palace of Justice.
The scene on the streets of Rome. It seems that something like "ballet in the city."
An interesting building in the city center.
corner in one of the courtyards.
The Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone at Piazza Navona, in 1652. The facade was built by the architect Borromini three years later. Before the church stands another Egyptian obelisk made of Aswan granite. Until the mid-17th century he supposedly over 1,000 years lay nobody wanted, among other ruins of circus of Maxentius.
Vittoriano - a huge monument in honor of the first king of united Italy, Victor Emmanuel II. Located on the Piazza Venezia.
The famous Trevi Fountain at night. It is the largest fountain in Rome, height 25, 9 m and a width of 19, 8 m. It was built in the mid-18th century.
In the center of the sculptural group is Neptune sitting on a seashell pulled by newts and seahorses. In the niches on either side of Neptune placed allegorical figures, and above them - reliefs.
Even at the Trevi Fountain at night going to the crowds of tourists. It is believed that the man who threw a coin into the fountain will come to Rome again. Two coins - love meeting. Three - a wedding. Amount of money that each year "catch" utilities for the year up to 700 thousand euros.
Here, at the Trevi Fountain and we will finish our walk in this interesting city. Coin toss, I forgot, but I hope it does not hurt me to come here again - it's worth it.