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Rome, Italy, Tempietto at St Pietro in Montorio on sunlight

A masterpiece of High Renaissance architecture - Tempietto of San Pietro in Montorio

The Tempietto by Donato Bramante in the cloister of San Pietro in Montorio, literally "St. Peter at the Golden Hill", is seen as the perfect example of High Renaissance. The little round church was built by the Spanish Franciscans of the royal couple,...

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Rome, Italy, Forum of Augustus Temple of Mars Ultor overview

Temple of Mars Ultor

The Temple of Mars Ultor (Aedes Martis Ultoris in Latin: "the temple of Mars the Avenger") was back on the Forum of Augustus in Rome and dominated the entire room as before. This was a direct reference to the forum of his adoptive father Caesar , where...

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Rome, Italy, Basilica Julia front view

Basilica Julia

The Basilica Julia, together with the Basilica Aemilia delimit the Roman Forum in Rome. The basilica is named for the Roman politician Julius Caesar, who was also the first builder. Julius Caesar began in 54 BC. The construction of the Basilica...

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Rome, Italy, Mausoleum of Augustus, Outside view

Mausoleum of Augustus

The mausoleum of August in the Campus Martius in Rome is a cylindrical tomb and is the final resting place of the imperial family. Augustus mausoleum is a large circular building with a diameter of 87 meters and a height of 44 meters. The lower...

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Florence, Italy, Il Duomo scaffolded overview

The flower of Tuscany - Florence

Florence is 50 meters above sea level on the banks of the River Arno. The city lies in a valley which is surrounded by the first foothills of the Chianti hills in the south and the Fiesole hills to the north. These hills are beautiful to behold. They...

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Etna, Italy, Treking

ETNA is alive !!!

Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, near the Sicilian city of Messina and Catania. Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe and is currently 3,329 meters high, although this height varies due to the eruptions of Mount...

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