Rome Home Of The Greatest Amphitheater

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Located just east of the Roman Forum, the massive stone amphitheater known as the Colosseum was commissioned around A.D. 70-72 by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty as a gift to the Roman people.The Roman Forum is a rectangular forum surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of the Roman City. Today, Pompeii is a preserved historical site, a place of archaeological study and a tourist attraction. Another very interesting location I want to visit is Villa Borghese is a landscape garden in the naturalistic English manner in Rome,containing a number of buildings, museums and attractions.

Colosseum

History

Rome, city, capital of italy and of Latium Region and Rome Province, on the Tiber R., in the central part of the country near the Tyrrhenian Sea.Vatican City, most of which is located in an enclave withing Rome, is the seat of the Roman Catholic church and has been recognized as an independent state by the Italian government since 1929. The majestic dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City dominates the Roman skyline. For centuries, Rome has been called the Eternal City, a title earned through it's importance as one of the greatest cities of the Western civilization. Rome's history spans more than two and a half thousand years while mythology dates the founding of Rome at only around 753 B.C. Pompeii once a thriving and sophisticated Roman City, Pompeii was buried in meters of ash and pumice after the devastating eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Rome's complex political institutions began to crumble under the weight of the growing empire, ushering in a era of internal turmoil and violence. The gap between rich and poor widened as wealthy landowners drove small farmers out from public land.

Landscape

The monuments of Rome's past greatness are, for the most part withing the historical center, in stark contrast to the modern districts. The street pattern of the city reflects its long and complex history. Rome is a central point in Italy's railroad system and also is connected by highway with many parts of the country. Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport, situated near the seacoast, is one of the busiest in Europe. Rome today is easily divided into two regions: the inner city, within the Aurelian wall, built in the late 3rd century A.D to enclose the area around the Seven hills; and the sprawling outer city, within its suburbs.

Climate

The climate in Rome is warm and tempurate. In winter, there is much mor erainfull in rome than in Summer. The average tempurature in Rome is about 60 F. The climate is also very sunny and sometimes rainy. It never gets freezing cold and the humity gets to about %50 everyday.

Culture

Italian culture is steeped in the arts, family, architecture, music, and food.Home of the Roman Empire and a major center of the Renaissance, culture on the Italian peninsula has flourished for centuries. They have very flavor full meals. Vegetables, meats, pasta and cheese are typical ingredients in Roman dishes.

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