THE GREAT HISTORY OF ROME22/10/2018, 16:16
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How beautiful is Rome? Maybe just a picture could be usefull to find the answer...
I would like to begin my forum with a question: how beautiful is Rome? A simple photo, that simple is not, will confim us that the Eternal City is a good nickname! We are looking at something about the historical centre of Rome from one of the terraces of the Palatine Hill, when the History began (here Romulus, the first king and founder of Rome, according to the legend founded this city at the April 21, 753 BC). From this point of view you can admire the main monuments and remains of the Roman Forum, the political and business centre of Ancient Rome, especially around the Republican Age. On the left you can see the Curia (that sort of small home with the roof), which simply was the Senate of Rome. Or at the foreground the big columns of the Temple of Antonio and Faustina, erected here at the II century AD. But if you see better, at the background, you will find something more... first of all a medieval tower, the so called "Torre delle Milizie". It was released around the XIII century, and it was one of the fortified towers of Rome during the Middle Ages. From this perspective is impossible to see, but the top of the tower is gone. Why? Due to a strong earthquake that hit Rome at the 1348. Moreover, always looking at the "Torre delle Milizie", going at the right you will find the Quirinal Palace, that today is the official residence of the Presidents of the Republic of Italy. A building which was erected at the end of the XVI century. And then, why not, try to see on the left. Partly covered by the green leaves of a tree there is the bright white marble of the National Memorial, which was inaugurated at the beginning of the last century. Do you want to see how old is Rome? What you should do is to come here, using your eyes. You will see the History.