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  • Saint Mary above Minerva - Rome Tours Company
    the naves this church is a rare example of gothic architecture in Rome The name sopra Minerva above Minerva refers to an ancient temple to Minerva Calcidica over which the church was built in the first century AD called Minervium another one dedicated to the Egyptian divinity Isis called Isèum and the third one called Serapeum and dedicated to the other Egyptian god Serapis Under the high altar rests the body of Saint Catherine of Siena Santa Caterina da Siena 1347 1380 in a marble sarcophagus The saint dedicated a great part of her energy bringing back the papacy from Avignon After Pope Gregory XI returned the papacy to Rome St Catherine retired to the convent adjacent to the church where she lived her last days Actually she is the saint patron of Italy like saint Francis of Assisi and her feast is April 29 Saint Mary above Minerva Christ carrying the Cross by Michelangelo To the left of the altar is the famous statue of Christ Carrying the Cross sculpted by Michelangelo and his assistants between 1514 and 1521 In the left transept is the stone monument of Brother John from Fiesole Frà Giovanni da Fiesole one of the greatest painters of the 15th century in Italy better known as Beato Angelico In the chorus are the tombs of the two Medici Popes of the Renaissance Leo X 1513 1521 and Clement VII 1523 1534 by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger The Egyptian Obelisk of Minerva once stood in front of the ancient Temple of Isis brought to Rome by the emperor Diocletian at the end of the 3rd century AD It was found in the garden of the cloister stuck to the church and was erected in the piazza with the same name by Pope Alexander VII in

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  • Venice Squares' Vittoriano - Rome Tours Company
    monument modern being built since 1885 to 1911 from Giovanni Sacconi so rich of references to the 1870 Italy unity containing the grave of the Unknown Soldier and the Altar of the Fatherland with a later addition of the 1918 Victory Bulletin remembering the victorious role of Italy to the people in the World War I and an equestral statue of the last king of Italy Victor Emmanuel II which goes to incastonate in a frame of the most representative and famous hill in Rome the Capitol arrives the point to make in a friendly way call it the typewriter from the Romans or the wedding cake from the Americans Focusing our attention to the white monument located in the city center of Rome it will make us understand why it is located just in front of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum our limousine drivers will take you around it to see how it is really attached to the ancient Rome Rome Vittoriano Altar of the Fatherland and Unknown Soldier In my modest opinion even if it probably wanted to be a testimony of the progress advancing ineluctably in the tradition and in the heart of ancient Rome it needed to make an effort to keep on living the other testimonies The other pulsating heart with its narrow streets could have left some wonder originating from centuries of inheritance intact Unfortunately the construction of the Vittoriano was planned twenty years before the beginning of the excavations of the area of the Roman Forum A forced cohabitation called affectionately a marriage not entirely succeeded but the Romans have done the habit about it June 2 The Anniversary of the Italian Republic Every year the monument is visited for few hours by the Italian authorities and the traffic is stopped around

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  • Rome by night - Rome Tours Company
    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 Rome at night can not be covered by walking in fact if you stroll for two hours at night you will be able to see only part of it and you will miss for example the visit of the Roman Forum and to the ancient Rome as well as to Saint Peter Basilica The panoramic private tour of Rome at night must stop also near the Vatican close to saint Peter Square to admire the new night illumination of the dome of Michelangelo which is the tallest building of Italy Please note if you are a group of 12 14 persons it could seem much easier to make the excursion with only one bus but it s not because the buses with more than 8 people have not the permission to get in the restricted area of Trevi Fountain and Spanish

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  • Tours Archives - Rome Tours Company
    millions of tourists dream to come back to Rome throwing three coins in this 18th century s architectural masterpiece and the Spanish Steps center of elegance fashion and shopping with the famous stairs of Trinità dei Monti and the near via Condotti After a standstill for the lunch following your wishes in a traditional restaurant of the Roman cuisine the tour will continue with two options Vatican Museums and Sixtine Chapel where the Popes are elected in the smallest State of the world OR Piazza Navona the ancient Circus of the emperor Domitian in the first century AD transformed today in a Roman Montmartre the Pantheon a pagan temple of 27BC transformed in a Christian church during the sixth century AD which is still intact and a final view of Saint Peter Basilica and its square note Vatican Private guide 150 not included This entry was posted in Tours on December 31 2013 by Rome Tours Full Day Rome I will meet you for your private tour of Rome at your location Together we will customize your tour to include the sites that are most important to you so that you don t waste time and money on sights that are of little interest to you As we tour Rome you will relax in my luxurious Mercedes touring van No matter where you sit the Mercedes is very comfortable is great fun to ride in and will give you an absolutely unforgettable experience The most important thing for us is that once you come back home you will remember for long time your constructive experience and the flavour of what you lived we hope that our passion will communicate and transmit the nicest feelings and the wish to coming back to Rome and our other cities Believe me when I say that the capital of Italy deserves noble sentiments love and passion from all of us By the end of our time together I m sure you will love this great city as much as I do You will surely have more information visiting our web page about services and rates with a reservation form at your disposal I look forward to meeting you soon in Rome to escort you personally through the magnificent sights of our Eternal City note Vatican Private guide 150 not included This entry was posted in Tours on December 31 2013 by Rome Tours Half Day Rome They say that Rome wasn t built in a day and it s true but people visiting Rome for a day can gain an understanding of how life was lived in ancient Rome from the time when Popes ruled the Papal States and transformed Rome to the artists who created the astonishingly beautiful masterpieces we can still admire today Rome is a bustling city crowded busy but always unforgettable the most fantastic and memorable of all the Italian cities Discover the treasures of Rome with customized sightseeing tours of Rome lectured by personal escorts who can make exciting

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  • Rome Tours, Author at Rome Tours Company
    you sit the Mercedes is very comfortable is great fun to ride in and will give you an absolutely unforgettable experience The most important thing for us is that once you come back home you will remember for long time your constructive experience and the flavour of what you lived we hope that our passion will communicate and transmit the nicest feelings and the wish to coming back to Rome and our other cities Believe me when I say that the capital of Italy deserves noble sentiments love and passion from all of us By the end of our time together I m sure you will love this great city as much as I do You will surely have more information visiting our web page about services and rates with a reservation form at your disposal I look forward to meeting you soon in Rome to escort you personally through the magnificent sights of our Eternal City note Vatican Private guide 150 not included This entry was posted in Tours on December 31 2013 by Rome Tours Half Day Rome They say that Rome wasn t built in a day and it s true but people visiting Rome for a day can gain an understanding of how life was lived in ancient Rome from the time when Popes ruled the Papal States and transformed Rome to the artists who created the astonishingly beautiful masterpieces we can still admire today Rome is a bustling city crowded busy but always unforgettable the most fantastic and memorable of all the Italian cities Discover the treasures of Rome with customized sightseeing tours of Rome lectured by personal escorts who can make exciting your staying in the Eternal City There is no page of the Roman history that is not connected to the Colosseum that has become the symbol of the city in which all the people hastened for assisting to the Ludi Circenses Games of the Circus to see gladiators liberti fierce beasts Christians sacrifices Reziari Murmillos and naval battles of enormous dimensions The history of the Spanish Steps deserves more attention by the tour guides of Rome because this wonder of Rome is often skipped for the stupid reason of having never time Imagine how you can start a Minibus tour of Rome strolling through the baroque monuments of Rome dealing with the surprises along your way like the house of Gian Lorenzo Bernini who lived at the bottom of the Spanish Steps during the seventeenth century This entry was posted in Tours on December 30 2013 by Rome Tours Rome by night 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

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  • Visit Rome Archive - Rome Tours Company
    tour Rome you will relax in my luxurious Mercedes touring van No matter where you sit the Mercedes is very comfortable is great fun to ride in and will give you an absolutely unforgettable experience Being an English speaking driver guiding visitors through Rome is an easy job for me because I absolutely love what I do and Rome is my greatest passion They say that Rome wasn t built in a day and it s true but people visiting Rome for a day can gain an understanding of how life was lived in ancient Rome from the time when Popes ruled the Papal States and transformed Rome to the artists who created the astonishingly beautiful masterpieces we can still admire today Rome is a bustling city crowded busy but always unforgettable the most fantastic and memorable of all the Italian cities Booking with Rome tours org any transport service you will need coming to Rome for your holidays Fiumicino airport transfers from and to your hotel or from and to Civitavecchia port half day or full day tours of Rome with VIP Vatican guided visit or without Rome by night tours and surroundings of the Eternal City full day tours to Florence and Pisa and to Pompei and the Amalfi Coast until its pearl Positano from Rome your hotel or any other place in which you stay or doing shore excursions from the cruise port of Civitavecchia Naples or Livorno means that you will have at your disposal more than one benefit Landing to Rome exhausted by a long flight you will be in good hands Rome day tours and transfer services will be done with all air conditioned and non smoking Minivans and Minibuses from 2 4 6 or 8 people or up to bigger groups than 50

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  • The Circus Maximus - Rome Tours Company
    the chariot races competitions From the side of the Aventine Hill there is a small parking stop where your mind can travel along the centuries and imagine to be a spectator of that time I wish I was not an escort and was there visiting the horses and the jockeys with colored uniforms to push their splendent chariots around this immense arena The Colosseum was without doubt the preferred place by the Romans to assist to spectacles of gladiators naval battles sacrifices huntings It was also an arena whose slopes could contain up to 70 000 spectators in its maximum capacity But nevertheless a place exists in which doesn t believe it could be an unbelievable number of people It is the greatest arena that any country in the world has ever had with enormous dimensions the Circus Maximus Built in the sixth century before Christ it was rebuilt and ampliated under Julius Caesar and Octavian Augustus in the first century BC It was a basin situated among the Palatine Hill and the Aventine Hill lower than the road level long 600 meters and wide 240 destinated to the chariot races The footstep was separated from a plinth in stone called spina adorned by statues obelisks and fountains and was surrounded by the slopes called cavea where the imperial loggia also was Around the spina raced the chariots hauled by two four or eight horses and they had to complete seven complete rounds To the extremities of the spina were two semi circulars bases the metae and on the spina were the ovaria formed by seven eggs in stone and seven dolphins in bronze whose moves pointed out the crossed turns and the remaining ones The chariots went out of the carceres starting grids for the chariots situated to the

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  • Blog Prova 2 - Rome Tours Company
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