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ROME (ROMA)

History of Rome:
Archaeological finds testify the presence of settlements on the Palatino hills, as early as the middle of the 8th Century BC. Little by little, the Roman community suffered change under the Sabina, Etruscan and Greek civilizations. The legend of a sort around the foundation of Rome on the Palatino (753 BC legend of Romolo and Remo) testifies a basis of real events: during the era of the Monarchy (8th-509 BC) battles and alliances with the Sabina race and Etruscans, allowed the city’s formation due to the fact of fusion of villages spread out in the hills surround Palantino...

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Art of Ancient Rome:
Rome’s art, after having suffered Italian and Etruscan influences, (decoration of the Giove Capitolino Temple, Lupa bronzea dei Musei Capitiloni (bronzes) since the 4th Century BC, assumed peculiar characteristics after the conquest of the Magna Grecia (Greater Greece) and the progressive assimilation of Greek and Ellenistic art. The geometric-decorative solutions with Greek derivations happily completed the realistic tendencies originally from Latina, inspired above all for religious reasons (learned from ancestors) and civilizations (esaltazione della gens) obvious in portraits of the imagines maiorum (Roman ancestral masks of deceased family members) and in the decoration of the temples...

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Monuments of Ancient Rome:
Serviane Wall (6th Century BC), Romolo’s tomb (6th-5th BC), via Appia (4th Century BC), basilica Emilia (Cathedral) (3rd Century BC)...

Paleo-Christian and Medieval Period:
Catacomb of Domitilla (1st Century), of S. Callisto (2nd Century), S. Costanza (4th Century), S. Maria Maggior, church of S. Sabina and S. Stefano Rotondo (5th Century)...

From the Renaissance to the 20th Century:
Palazzo Venezia (1455), church of S. Maria del Popolo (1477) and S. Agostino (1479-83), Castel S. Angelo, constructed on the remains of the old mausoleum of Adriano...

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B&B Buonarroti - Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore in Rome B&B Buonarroti - www.buonarrotihome.com
Bed & Breakfast nearby Piazza Vittorio and Basilica of S. Maria Maggiore. Comfortable rooms and interesting offers...
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Apartments for rentals in Rome - www.romecityapartments.com
It offers a wide range of apartments in Rome Italy. A good alternative to 3 and 4 stars hotels having also the possibility to relax cooking...
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In Rome Today - Guide of Rome - http://www.inrometoday.it
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Rome Booky - Apartments in Rome - http://www.romebooky.com
Apartments and B&Bs ready for short rental period in all the districts of Rome: secure on line bookings.
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