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  • Rome tourist information and advice - Rome Tours Company
    from Monday to Saturday from 9 00am to 1 00pm and from 4 00pm to 8pm the break between these shopping hours is called riposo generally lunch and siesta Churches especially Rome St Peter s Basilica More than tourist attractions for their art and culture churches are mainly places of worship don t forget to dress in accord with that means no shorts or sleeveless tops knees and shoulders must be covered conducting yourself like if it was a church service Dentists in Rome Calling the US Embassy in Rome telephone 06 46741 you will find a speaking english dentist you will have to call again to get an appointment Another dental hospital working 24 hours for any emergency is the G Eastman Dental Hospital in Viale Regina Elena 287 telephone numbers are 06 844831 and 06 4954321 first aid dentistry is 06 84483232 Doctors in Rome Calling the US Embassy you will get a list of english speaking doctors any big hospital in Rome has also a 24 hours first aid service called Pronto Soccorso Italian ER Through the private Salvator Mundi International Hospital in Via delle Mura Gianicolensi 67 telephone 06 588961 are available english speaking doctors The International Medical Center in Via Firenze 47 near Termini railway station telephone 06 4882371 and the Rome American Hospital in Via Emilio Longoni 69 telephone 06 22551 have medical assistance on duty 24 hours a day with english speaking doctors Medi Call is an administration able to arrange for qualified doctors to call your hotel or anywhere in Rome and to prescribe an appropriate medication or referring you to a qualified specialist in case of most serious problems this service is available 24 hours a day in Via Cremera 8 close to Piazza Fiume and Via Veneto telephone is 06 8840113 Pharmacies drugstores The Farmacia Internazionale in Piazza Barberini 49 is a very reliable pharmacy open day and night its telephone number is 06 6794680 Rome pharmacies are ruled by a rotation system you will have then several open on Sunday and outside each closed drugstore you will have the list of the open ones Opening hours from 8 30am to 1 00pm and from 4 00pm to 7 30pm Electricity Even if you don t pick up a transformer leaving home you will find in any appliance shop called ferramenta in Italian many plugs and sockets for 125 volts electric devices working here with 220 volts and 50 Hertz AC Planning to charge your i phone or any other appliance check before the exact current in your hotel or apartment Mail In whole Italy and especially for the big cities like Rome Florence Milan Naples mailboxes are red attached to walls and have two slots the left one is only for the letters to the city and the right one for any other destination In Rome the main Post Office is in Piazza San Silvestro 19 telephone 06 69737213 it is located between Via del Corso and the Spanish

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  • The Colosseum - Rome Tours Company
    news The Colosseum By Rome Tours The Colosseum is after the Vatican the second most visited monument in Rome with around two million visitors every year and during a full day Rome tour or shore excursion you will be able to spend at least 40 minutes inside and several minutes driving around with our limousines to have a general idea of the extension and the shape of the most famous stadium in the ancient world Colosseum Rome Tour Colosseum Tours including driver guide and official Rome tour guide This immense amphitheater amphi means twice in Greek whose imposing ruins allow us to admire its ancient shine was began to build under Vespasian in 72 AD completed by his son Titus in 80 AD and inaugurated by Titus brother Domitian in the same year and was all built by Jewish prisoners Its true name is Flavian Amphiteater Vespasian Titus and Domitian belonged to the Flavii dynasty despite it had been called Colosseum for its proportions and for its proximity to the colossus of Nero a bronze statue of the emperor 40 meters high The Colosseum had a capacity of around 60 000 visitors and had also fountains divided in four levels

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  • The Roman Forum - Rome Tours Company
    in which it was splitted into social and political part Roman Forum and commercial part Trajan Forum under the emperor Trajan Just under the Capitol Hill loggia the ancient facade of the Tabularium where you can have a wonderful view of almost the entire Roman Forum are the Temple of Saturn the Comitium where politicians adressed themselves to the citizens from the rostrum a stage of stone right over the audience and the Arch of Septimius Severus northern entrance of the Forum from which started the Via Sacra Sacred Way where the Romans celebrated the Triunfus honor title for victorious generals conquering territories in the name of Rome and the gladiators had their blessing procession the way leads in fact to the Colosseum Built in the VI century before Christ the Comitium was demolished in the I century before Christ during the reorganization of the whole Forum from Julius Caesar and of Octavain Augustus The remains of it are visible in today s Forum Right under the Comitium have been discovered the most ancient monuments in the archaic Rome for example the Lapis Niger a black stone attributed as an epitaph of the first king of Rome Romulus on which the most ancient inscriptions were found known of the bustrophedonic archaic Greek language The Curia Hostilia Cornelia and Julia was the place where were discussed and emanated the laws from the Senate and it stands between the arch of Septimius Severus and the Basilica Emilia Built by Tullius Ostilius third king of Rome five times reconstructed the last from Diocletian in 283 AD Roman Forum Arch of Septimius Severus and Sacred WayFinally it is important to know that before the construction of the Colosseum 72 80 the main square of the Roman Forum was destinated to the games of the

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  • Rome by Night - Rome Tours Company
    at night Rome during the day has one charm and one call done of art culture and archaeology that mix themselves in a kaleidoscope of colors and feelings aroused in all the people visiting the city In fact the sunny days give even more prominence to these historical testimonies guarded from the Eternal City Rome night tour But at night when they turn on the lamp posts in the road when the fountains are illuminated making to seem them falls of light when on the bridges the light of the lamps gradually increases up to reflect its colors on the Tiber resembling to an illuminated mirror when the streets of the center are full of people and lights when monuments churches and piazzas put in prominence their beauty with the complicity of the obscurity in a magic game of indirect light it seems that Rome waits for the night really to wake up and to make herself beautiful as she is going to a show that of the love for this city Even if the temptation to be in the fountain for more time is very hard your excursion will cover places nearby the Trevi Fountain like the Spanish Steps and the city center of Rome located close to the Colosseum The Pincio that dominates Rome from its magnificent baluster allowing to admire the nighttime panorama of almost all the city or the Zodiac the highest point in Rome placed next to the observatory of Astronomy with a vaster panorama and the Janiculum Hill Gianicolo where is the statue of Anita Garibaldi where you can also admire by that position a spectacular view Moreover naturally in the zone of the Imperial Fora and the Colosseum that assumes a look completely different from the day wisely illuminated from who knows and

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  • Shore excursion from Civitavecchia port to Rome - Rome Tours Company
    efficient every time we perform them Recently the major of Rome adopted restrictions to the traffic of Rome for the zones of archaeological interest and in those zones a cleaner air breathes too We driver guides of Rome can make your day tour of Rome very interesting and knowledgeable because we can switch quickly from the south where the Appian way is located to the north where the Vatican is established since 2000 years and the pope lives with the cardinals If you will have the occasion to visit Rome with me you will have the pleasure of a show that only Rome can offer you in only one day Your driver guide will come to pick you up at the ship for the beginning of your excursion After a pleasant tour through the Etruscan countryside about 1 5 hour you will be directly in the heart of Rome where your visit will start sightseeing across the Capitol Hill seat of the actual Mayor of Rome and ancient public library in Rome called Tabularium from the I century before Christ and the Roman Forum testimony of the presence of kings republican magistrates and Empires that have known how to conquer the world from the Capitol Hill loggia Shore Excursions Rome Your shore excursion of Rome will continue to Piazza Venezia where you will see the Monument to Victor Emmanuel II being also the Tumb of the Unknown Soldier hilariously called the wedding cake or the typewriter by the Romans a visit to the Colosseum theater of great battles with gladiators fierce beasts and Roman ships the Circus Maximus the greatest arena with its spectacular chariot races that the world has ever seen and the Mouth of Truth proof of fidelity from the times of the middle ages Driving through the

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  • The Capitol Hill - Rome Tours Company
    the most famous among the hills of Rome Today also called Capitoline Hill or Tarpeo mount the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus was on it this last maximum divinity of the city It is formed by two high ground and a depression and it was called mountain of Saturn Upon one of these heights the temple of the Triade Capitolina rose Jupiter Juno Giunone and Minerva and objects precious and great wealths were guarded On the other summit where rises now the church of the Aracoeli stood the fortress with the temple of Juno Moneta where the mint was Among the two tops was the Intermontium also called Asylum which corresponded to the actual Capitol Square Piazza del Campidoglio Toward the Forum raised the Tabularium center of the archives in ancient Rome still existing and here according to the legend Romulus Romolo would have fixed his center Various temples of every age and nature accompanied the temple of the Triade Capitolina Fortune Faith Mars Ultor Venus Capitolina the altars of the gens Julia but of them today nothing doesn t remain almost After a long period of neglectitude especially during the Middle Ages the first great work of intervention and reorganization of the irregular agglomeration Capitoline was of Michelangelo The move of the statue of Marcus Aurelius riding a horse coming from Saint John Lateran San Giovanni in Laterano in 1547 and the creation of a pedestal the two statues of the Nile and the Tiber at the Senatorial building Palazzo Senatorio from each side of the base of its double staircase 1544 1554 and finally the staircase of access to the Piazza Cordonata conceived by Michelangelo in 1536 but built only after his death in 1582 On top of the Capitol hill you will really see how the history came

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  • The Vatican Museums - Rome Tours Company
    by Pope Pius VII Chiaramonti 1800 1823 and it is constituted by the Gallery Chiaramonti the Lapidary Gallery and the New Wing The Museum Pio Clementino owes its name to Pope Clemente XIV 1769 1775 and to his successor Pope Pius VI 1775 1799 and it is formed by the Bathroom of the Apoxyomenos Roman reproduction in marble of a bronze statue of Lysippus from 330BC the Octagonal courtyard of the Belvedere the Bathroom of Apollo Roman copy of the second century AD of a statue of Leochares from 320BC the Group of Laocoonte Roman reproduction of the II century from the original Greek bronze statue by Agesandros Athanadoros and Polidoros of the second century BC by the Hermes and the Perseus the Room of the Animals the Gallery of the Statues and the Busts the Bathroom of the Masks the Room of the Muses the Round Room and the Room of the Greek Cross The Vatican Library is the most important in Europe for the antiquity and the wealth of its manuscripts and for the rarity of its books It is divided in various sections rooms chapels galleries and finally from the Laic Museum The Rooms of Raphael that start to be painted while Michelangelo started the decoration of the vault of the Sistine Chapel 1508 contain the room of Costantine Raphael s galleries Nicola s V chapel the room of Eliodorus the room of the Signature center of the Ecclesiastic Tribunal and the room of the Fire of the Borgo painted for last from the artist 1514 1517 with the suggestive group of Eneas Anchises and Ascanius clear allusion to the fire of Troy Vatican Museums Tour After entering The Vatican and having bought the tickets you start this magic trip along the galleries of the XVIII century

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  • The Sistine Chapel - Rome Tours Company
    The pictorial decoration started in 1481 transformed this severe and almost naked chapel in a precious picture gallery of the paintings of the Italian Renaissance among the XV and the XVI century It was the same Pope Sistus IV that entrusted some among the greatest painters of the epoch as Perugino Botticelli Ghirlandaio teacher of Michelangelo and Cosimo Rosselli of the realization of the parallel histories of Ancient and New Testament that is found of forehead in the central band of the two walls We can see represented the life of Moises on one side Ancient Will and the life of Christ from the other New Testament In this way to the trip of Moses in Egypt by Pinturicchio corresponds on the opposite wall the Baptism of Christ always by Pinturicchio where besides the Christian symbology Roman monuments are also represented Following on the left are the Temptation of Christ the Leper s Recovery by Botticelli and the crossing of the Red Sea by Rosselli On the opposite side the Call of the first Apostles by Ghirlandaio and the Mosè that receives the Tables of the Laws and the Sermon of the Mountain by Rosselli Following the Delivery of the Keys to S Peter by Perugino and the Testament and the Death of Moses by Luca Signorelli opposite to the Last Supper by Cosimo Rosselli But the true gigantic masterpiece initiated in May of 1508 and finished in November of 1512 commissioned by Pope Giulio II was the ceiling of the Sixtine Chapel immense challenge due to the vastness of the surface 800 square meters around Michelangelo Sistine Chapel Michelangelo succeeded in fact to get a tri dimensional effect drawing an architectural structure on the real structure where subsequently it put his characters magistrally mixing architecture painting and sculpture To

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