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The Roman National Museum

The Roman National Museum, what to see and useful tips

The National Museum of Rome is composed of 4 difefrent sites that house some of the oldest and most spectacular masterpieces in forms of sculptures, paintings and other artifacts. The National Museum of Rome was founded in 1889 and inaugurated in 1890. First collection was transfered from the archealogical collections of the Museum Kircherio. Today, the National Museum includes four different, smaller musuems, Crypta Balbi, Palazzo Attemps, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Baths of Diocletian.

The Trajan’s Markets in Rome

The Trajan’s Markets and Trajan the Roman Emperor

Trajan, a significant Roman ruler, reigned from 98 to 117 AD. His government in Rome is symbolized by special actions to improve the standards of living of Roman citizens. However, his actual presence was on the battlefield, in fact Trajan is mostly remembered as a conqueror. His attitude for war and expansion was balanced with the increasing number of public projects such as road systems, baths and markets.

The Column of Trajan in Rome

The Column of Trajan in Rome and the Imperial Forums

The Column of Trajan is a unique monument constructed in 113 AD and it consistsof a 100-foot tall marble column set atop a massive rectangular base. It was topped by a gilded statue of the emperor himself.

The Circus Maximus in Rome

The Circus Maximus in Rome, the ancient roman stadium

The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy. The stadium is located between the Aventine and Palatine hills and it was largest stadium in ancient Roman Empire. It first took its distinctive shape under Julius Ceasar. Chariot races were one of the Roman's most popular forms of entertainment.

The Trevi Fountain in Rome

The Trevi Fountain, a must see when in Rome

The Trevi Fountain is one of the most recognizable monuments and tourist site in Rome. This fountain draw thousands of visitors every day with its history, architecture, magnificent sculpture and the serene atmosphere created by the water.

The Pantheon in Rome

The Pantheon in Rome, an iconic symbol of the Eterna City

The Pantheon is a world-renowned monument located in Rome. This recognizable monument was constructed to be the house of all gods worshiped by ancient romans. This is reflected also in the name of the building, which comes from the Greek and means “all the gods” (pan= all, theos = god). Commissioned by Marcus Agrippa, the Pantheon was further rebuilt by Roman Emperor Hadrian in 126 A.D.

The Raphael's Rooms

The Raphael's Rooms in the Vatican Museums

The Raphael’s rooms (Stanze di Raffaello) are four rooms along the museum path of Vatican Museums. The four rooms were painted by the famous Renaissance artist, Raphael, and his pupils. Along with Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, they represent the most important frescoes of the High Renaissance.

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