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THE 5 doors of the Basilica di San Pietro

On portico of the Basilica di San Pietro there are five ports at the aisles Basilica. The first door on the left is Door of Death of Manzù, who has depicted the death of Jesus’ and the Madonna, the death of Pope John XXIII and death in space.

The Bronze Door center designed by Filaret in the fifteenth century. in imitation of that of Ghiberti in Florence, was in the Basilica of Constantine. LaPorta Santa the far right opens every twenty-five years at the beginning of the year Holy. The findings are that adorn modern Vito Spouse.

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The Fountain 99 Cinnamon

The Fountain 99 Cannelle is certainly the symbol of the Eagle.The taps in the tradition represent the ninety-nine castles who in 1230 participated in the founding of the city of L'Aquila. The tank under the walls of pink and white stone taken from quarries near Genzano di Sassa, is powered by 99 jets that flow from many stone masks of all different. It has a trapezoidal shape and is located in an area called Rivera.The fountain was designed in 1272 architect Tancredi Pentima that according to a rumor with no foundation, however, would repeated for centuries buried under the stone is clearly visible in the center of the square.

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Special opening today at the Coliseum

"For Today – says Secretary Giro - the Ministry of Heritage and Culture has granted the public free admission to the monument, until 17.00. It will be a great opportunity for all and not to visit a Roman archaeological areas most prestigious and widely known. For new areas of the third ring and underground, recently reopened to the public, quota will be set up groups and guided by prior appointment, not exceed the 25 units. The free ticket will cover all areas, excluding the underground and the third ring, for their kind, require a dedicated service and assistance of a guide. I would like to sincerely thank, for the work they are doing at this time, that all supervisors, in consultation with the Civil Defense and the Carabinieri, have greatly boosted the security services ".

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Written on 23 October, 2010 of : Michela | Comments (0)
Tags: City of Rome, Colosseum, free admission, free entrance to the coliseum, Hypogea, monuments of Rome, historic monuments, Rome, third ring, guided tours
Open two new areas in the Coliseum: the underground and the third level

Yesterday, the Minister of Cultural Heritage, Sandro Bondi, during a press conference entitled Mibac ‘Tribute to the Colosseum’ announced the opening of two new areas in the Coliseum: and the underground part of the third level. Together with the Minister were the Undersecretary Francesco Giro, the Director-General for the Promotion, Mario Resca, the special commissioner for the archaeological sites of Rome and Ostia Antica, Roberto Cecchi, neosovrintendente to the Archaeological Heritage of Rome, Anna Maria Moretti, and the director of the Coliseum, Rossella Rea.

In Two new areas will be visited, through two new holes in the building, in groups 25 people and will be led by archaeologists’ reservations required. From Port Libitinaria, facing away Labicana, you will have access to a large portion of underground, below the floor of the arena was rebuilt in 2000, for the first time open to the public, and the level III, closed from the 70s of the twentieth century. From this, set to 33 meters from the plaza level, you can enjoy a splendid view of the archaeological and Central and, in general, Rome: from Monte Mario Eur. In underground, flowed where gladiators and animals were held and the final preparations before the shows, are preserved in the condition they were in at the end of the fifth century AD, when they were buried, and thus have not undergone any further use due to tampering, As with the high proportion of the Amphitheatre. An accurate restoration work and a wise use of lights return the atmosphere, a bit 'dark, but of great beauty and emotional impact, places where for centuries passed through thousands of men and animals before facing death.

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The launch of coins in the Trevi Fountain trying to enter the Guinness Book of World Records

the 16 you are all invited to the October Fontana di Trevi of Rome, to participate in an attempt to enter the book Guinness World Records, along with the phone company Vodafone.

In fact, Vodafone has launched an event on Facebook, who wants to involve as many people as possible, which will meet in front of the famous monumento Town 'Eternal, simultaneously to launch the largest number of coins from one cent coins, remember the new tariff 1Cent launched by the operator.

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E’ was extended the special evening opening of the Colosseum

For those who wish there are still three opportunities to visit Colosseum at night. The openings on Saturday evening, started the 21 August, have been fully booked. Precisely for this reason, the Superintendence for Cultural Heritage of Rome extension with three other appointments: the 9, 16 E 23 October.

The summer visits of the Flavian Amphitheatre, organized into groups led by an archaeologist, initially included six rounds of visit. The great demand shifts led to eleven, scoring a full house of about 500 seats available by reservation on Saturdays. the sold out has been for some time on Saturday 25 September, and the 2 October, both dates scheduled since last August.
Another three possibilities, then, to Roman and Italian and foreign tourists to see the Colosseum in a new light novel. A hot air balloon suspended above the floor of the arena lights up the basement, tunnels and arches inside the monument.

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Written on 27 September, 2010 of : Michela | Comments (0)
Tags: Colosseum, coliseum open at night, EVENTS, Events in October, rome events in October, historic monuments, Rome, basement of the coliseum, Baths of Caracalla, Holidays in Italy, guided tours, guided tours of the Colosseum, guided tours of the Baths of Caracalla
"Palladio": guided tours in and around Vicenza until 3 October 2010

All Saturdays and Sundays until 3 October we will be taken by the hand and accompanied around and around Vicenza the discovery of works of Andrea Palladio.

Are three tour routes that are proposed and let you know that some of the most important monuments the great architect present in and around Vicenza, works that have earned along with the Vicenza Palladio's villas Veneto in recognition of "World Heritage".

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Written on 13 September, 2010 of : Michela | Comments (0)
Tags: historic monuments, Unesco heritage, Vicenza, Vicenza, vicenza and its, villas palladium, Palladian Villas, guided tours, guided tours in October, tours in September
The Roman cisterns of Fermo

in 268 AC. Still became a Roman colonyand just to the Romans the town was given its historic original: The Cistern o Swimming epuratorie. Located under the buildings that occupy the east side of Piazza del Popolo and the Dominican convent, these date back to the years between 40 and 60 of the first century and were built for the will of Octavius Caesar.

The complex isextendedfor 2212 square meters and is a true testimony ofgreat skill buildingRoman. The need for an adequate water supply became essential to build a ingeniousuptake,forfeiture and rational redistribution of rainwater.

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The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is Milan near the Duomo. E’ elegant pedestrian covered in which overlooknegozi, libraries, bar and the famous Savini Restaurant. In fact, today is considered, withVia Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, one of the placesshoppingMilanese luxury.

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Written on 26 August, 2010 of : Michela | Comments (2)
Tags: Florence, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan, historic monuments, Piazza Duomo, Rome, La Scala, TORINO, Via della Spiga, Via Montenapoleone
Campo dei Miracoli in Pisa is the most’ great monument of Europe

The largest monument of medieval Europe, also known as Campo dei Miracoli, represents the highest example of Pisan Romanesque.

Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa is one of the the most famous squares in Italy, presents the viewer majestic, surrounded by crenellated walls of medieval origin and the Duomo, Baptistery, Tower Pendant ed il Camposanto Monumental surrounded by a grassy expanse that contrasts.

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Written on 5 August, 2010 of : Sonia | Comments (0)
Tags: baptistery, Campo dei Miracoli, Monumental Cemetery, Pisa, Duomo, Cathedral of Pisa, historic monuments, Unesco heritage, Piazza dei Miracoli, squares in Italy, Pisa, Leaning Tower, Leaning Tower