Mausoleum of Augustus Rome

The Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome is the biggest tomb with a round floor plan in existence. After having been closed for a very long time, it has now been restored and will reopen to the public in March 2021. It was constructed by the emperor, for himself, his family members and his successors.

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Column of Marcus Aurelius Rome

The Column of Marcus Aurelius (Colonna di Marco Aurelio) is located in the centre of the Piazza Colonna along the Via del Corso shopping street in the heart of Rome. The reliefs on the column of honour depict some scenes from the emperor’s military exploits. The statue on the column depicts Saint Paul.

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Santi Cosma and Damiano Church Rome

The Santi Cosma and Damiano Church was built by uniting parts of the Roman Forum and the Imperial Forums. The biggest attraction is the apse mosaic. The Forma Urbis Romae, a huge marble city map showing what Rome used to look like in the 3rd century, used to adorn one of the outside walls.

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Abbazia delle Tre Fontane Rome

Legend has it that the head of the Apostle Paul bounced three times after his decapitation and that three fountains erupted where this happened (June 29th, 67 AD). Rome‘s Abbazia delle Tre Fontane (Abbey of the Three Fountains) was built in the spot where his martyrdom took place. Continue reading “Abbazia delle Tre Fontane Rome”