Category Archives: Italy

THINGS TO DO IN ROME: PART 8 PANTHEON

Ancient Ruins III   Built from 118-128 AD, this is a magnificent example of the ancient Roman architecture. Its name means “The temple of all gods” in Greek, and its size and its Oculus indeed make the intended impression. Today’s Pantheon was built on the site where Marcus Agrippa, the famous Roman architect and military…

Things To Do In Rome: Part 7 The Colosseum

Ancient Ruins II The absolute largest ancient amphitheater in the world, this is the icon of Rome not to be missed. Built by the three successive emperors of the Flavius dynasty from 72-80 AD, it has been used for gladiatorial competitions, remakes of famous battles, executions and animal hunts – all the blood-thirsty stuff that…