When visitors arrive in Italy, it will not be surprised with the huge architecture and the most unique works in the world. And when you arrive in the “boot-shaped” country, you cannot forget to visit Rome – the great capital of Italy. When you come to the city, you will not be surprised because everywhere there are art masterpieces on display throughout the city, in squares, fountains or even bricks paved.
Many works of art that are considered as standard of ancient sculptures and architecture mingled with Renaissance style are also scattered throughout the streets and alleys of Rome. And what surprises the tourists is the works that have gone through many centuries and still remain and retain their ancient beauty.
Coming to Rome, you should not miss three famous places to visit. These three locations are considered great masterpieces of the world.
This is the largest tourist attraction in the city. Colosseum was built under Emperor Vespasian around 70-72 AD. The arena was built from ant materials capable of “inert liver and minnows”.
The original design of the Colosseum was designed only to accommodate 50,000 people. But the architects later expanded the design and increased the capacity to 55,000. The arena was built to create a arena for fighters. It is estimated that more than 500,000 people and more than 1 million animals die when participating in the bloody mortal games in the Colosseum to entertain everyone during the time this project is in operation.
The Colosseum is also a venue for public performances, mock drills at sea, animal hunting, classical plays. And where many festivals are held, festivals can last up to 100 days. Sometimes the Romans also left the arena flooded to make this place a place for interesting naval battles. And gradually the construction is no longer a place to entertain, but into houses, shops, religions, fortresses …
The Colosseum has more than 2000 years of history, although it is partly worn out but it is still a pride of Rome as well as the nation of the boot-shaped nation.
The fountain was built in the 1723s, leaning against an ancient castle. This site was formerly considered a Roman gutters, it led water from the mountains to the capital to serve the people. Today, the water on Trevi radio is considered natural spring water – Aqua Vergine.
With a height of 25.9m, width of 19.8m and dwelling in the middle are two statues of the gods Neptune and Oceanus. So when you come here, you can watch from afar with marble statues of Gods, proud horses and watery rocks murmuring into the small lake.
To see the beauty of the other fountain, you can watch the beauty at night. A more magnificent beauty, more fanciful thanks to the street lights are lit, highlighting the statue of the sea god Neptune. According to people here, the fountain carries with them the state of the sea, sometimes static and dynamic.
In addition, this is also a crowded place of locals as well as tourists worldwide.
According to legend, if you want to return to Rome, throw a coin into the water. To make your wishes truly work, turn your back and flip the coin with your right hand over your left shoulder. Because of this, every day about 3,000 euros are thrown into the fountain. This money is collected at night and used to support the poor in Rome.
The next place is the Pantheon temple – the oldest building in the city. The temple was built in 125 AD. The Pantheon temple is known as the “Temple of the Gods”. According to Roman beliefs, the domed temple was considered characteristic of the sky, where the gods dwell.
When you go to the center of Pantheon temple, you will see a round cylindrical building and a hemispherical dome with a diameter of 43.44m. It was the largest dome in 13 decades until Brunelleschi’s Santa Maria Fiore church in Florence took the top spot.
When you look up to see the dome, you will see the top of the roof with an empty circle with the line 8.92m. This is also the only point that brings natural light into the temple. On sunny days, visitors will feel a faint, mysterious light descending from the top as if the dome is the sky protecting the world created by the gods.
During the spring and autumn equinox falls in March and September, the time when sunlight shines through the gap will reach the right junction between the wall and the dome at the big door north of the temple. There is a room in the entrance, which allows a portion of the light to shine into the courtyard’s courtyard.
You can feel the rare sunlight in the temple and there will be a short time during the year when all the main doors of the temple will close. It can be said that this 2000-year-old temple is one of the best preserved and ancient Roman ruins in Rome.