Highlights in Rome

Highlights in Rome during a Mediterranean cruise

Colosseum

  • amphitheater for gladiatorial
  • once the largest building in the world
  • place for 55,000 spectators
  • built in the 1st century A.D.

Trevi Fountain

  • the most beautiful fountain in Rome
  • dating from the 18th century (Baroque)
  • water by aqueduct from 19 BC
  • statue of Neptune

Nationaal Monument Victor Emmanuel II

  • monument in honor of first king of united Italy
  • built of pure white marble
  • completed in 1935

Roman Forum

  • the political, economic and legal center of the imperial Rome
  • place of Senate
  • ruins of triumphal arches, temples and basilicas
  • oldest excavations from  the 10th century B.C.

Pantheon

  • temple dedicated to all Roman gods
  • most complete building from Roman times
  • largest masonry cupola in the world
  • originally from 25 A.D.

Vatican

  • holy place of Christianity and residence of Pope
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • sistine chapel
  • works of Bramante, Michelangelo and Bernini

Engelenburcht

  • originally a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian
  • completed in 140 A.D.
  • papal residence from the 13th century
  • has a secret passage to the Vatciaan

Villa Borghese

  • largest park in Rome
  • place of the World Exhibition in 1911
  • also called "park of museum'
  • perfect refuge for the crowds of the city

Spanish Steps

  • magnificent steps of the church Trinita dei Monti
  • poplulaire meeting point of local residents
  • dating from the 18th century (early rococo)
  • yearly papal floral tribute on 8 december