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Welcome to the new thread of Italy, with images and videos of the cities, towns, landscapes and infrastructure of the whole country.
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Rome: Quick City Overview












City: Rome
Region: Lazio
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Rome is probably the most enigmatic city in the world. The Western Civilization was mostly molded in this particular Culture who started from the middle region of the Italian Peninsula and then expanded its borders in what it was the most intelligent and successful conquest of the History, previously using the wisdom of the Ancient Greeks, with a strong republican system who served a base for the development of the other areas of the daily life, especially in the Arts and the Urbanism/Architecture, both directly connected to the War and the Commerce who supported the whole system of the expansion of Rome. This city was interesting from the very beginning, at its first centuries of life, where the population went to more than 1 million people, a huge and surprising number for those times that forced the engineers to think on some really beautiful creations such as the aqueducts, the sewage system and the bridges over the Tiber River. After several decades of destruction executed by the barbarians and when it entered the Middle Age, the city of Rome somehow managed to keep some of its splendor, though it never got to became again the center of the Mediterranean life, especially with the appearance of new powerful cities in the north such as Venice, Genoa, Milan and Florence. In the following centuries, many famous icons would lose its glory, such as the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus, and many others would emerge, suchs as the Basilica of San Pietro at the 17th Century, the Fontana Di Trevi, and even the gorgeous Monumento a Vittorio Emanuelle II and the beginning of the 20th Century. Nowdays, Rome could be considered a huge open museum, with hundreds of buildings and places from all the historical periods, combined with the chaos of the new Italian life. You can literally feel all of the generations who lived there when you visit the city. After all, most of our roots as were born there.












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wonderful photos!
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Really loved that video. Just sent it to relatives who were in Rome last week. I was last there in 2000. Tourists everywhere, and the pick pockets were hitting us like mosquitoes. But we knew how to hide our valuables as we walked around the city.
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Thank you!

And indeed, watch your pockets there. I remember this guy who gave us a flower and then asked for money, after following us for almost 2 blocks, even with the police in front of us. Though that was a bit more innocent, it gets annoying quickly
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Rome: Colosseum












City: Rome
Region: Lazio
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The Colosseum is nowadays one of the greatest icons of the Humanity. It managed to survive for over more than two millenniums and it shows some dark sides of the entertainment as a regulator of the social mood. It was built during the periods of the emperors Vespasian, Titus and Domitian (of the Flavian Dinasty), in the same place of a smaller amphitheater who was destroyed on the Great Fire of Rome (64 A.D.). Though it’s famous for the gladiator fights and the huge spectacles with elevator systems and underground passageways, in most of its 2000 years it actually was used as a cemetery, for secret rituals, as a fortress, for ceremonies of the Catholic Church and even as a resource center for those who stole the noble materials of the facades and the rocks of the structure, far away from the romantic image we have of the building itself.










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