The Colosseum
"As long as the Colosseum, there will Rome when the Colosseum falls, Rome will also fall, but when Rome falls, the world will fall"

Other monuments and wonders of Italy
Beyond the Colosseum: wonders near to Rome
Not far from the Colosseum, easily reachable from Rome, there are some of the most beautiful monuments and archaeological sites in Italy.
  • Pompeii: also called The buried city, it is perhaps the only place in the world where it is possible to relive the daily life of ancient Rome. Here, in fact, the violent eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. it wiped out entire villages, delivering the largest and most intact ruins of a city to posterity.
  • Uffizi Gallery: this museum in Florence is, after the Colosseum, the most visited museum in Italy and one of the most important art museums in the world. There are the masterpieces of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance such as Botticelli, Caravaggio, Leonardo, etc.
  • Reggia di Caserta: is one of the largest royal palaces ever built (in terms of volume it is the largest). The gardens are so extensive that the architect had to design optical illusions to make them look smaller! 1200 rooms, 134 stairways and many more vaulted ceilings, sculptures and Baroque stuccoes than you can imagine.



    The Villas in Tivoli
    A few kilometers east of Rome, on the slopes of the Tiburtini mountains, stands Tivoli, a town which, with the ancient name of Tibur , boasts of being older than Rome. The foundation in fact dates back to 1215 BC, by the Latins, 462 years before Rome.
    Today, Tivoli is home to two wonders declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, absolutely not to be missed: Villa Adriana and Villa d"Este


    Hadrian"s Villa
    It is a few kilometers from the town of Tibur that the emperor Hadrian had his immense imperial residence built, which must have covered about 120!
    In this splendid archaeological site today we find the remains of the Farmhouse, the Hall of the Philosophers, the Large and Small Baths, the splendid Maritime Theater and the Canòpo, the large pool-canal surrounded by an elegant colonnade, with copies of famous Greek statues and the large exedra at the end of the basin
    Tickets Villa d"Este
    Masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance, Villa D"Este was commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito d"Este and built, 1572, on a site formerly the site of a Roman villa.
    In addition to the interiors of the villa, what is astonishing is the wonderful garden, the work of Pirro Ligorio, with terraces, slopes and many splendid fountains. There are something like 250 jets, 60 springs of water, 255 waterfalls, 100 basins and 50 fountains
    Villa d"Este is open every day except Monday morning, January 1st and December 25th
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