Atlantia Trips
www.atlantiatrips.com
BARCELONA, MANCHESTER, NEW ORLEANS,
KUALA-LUMPUR, BUENOS AIRES
• Photography and medi...
Index
• Italy on the map.....................................................................................................
Italy on the map
Florence
Siena
Venice
Rome
Vatican City
Florence Vatican City
Siena
Venice
Rome
RomeThese are some places in Rome that are awesome to visit. Some of them are buildings or incredible
monuments like the C...
The Catacombs in Rome
The Catacombs in Rome are ancient burial places. Christians used it in the 2nd century AD to bury
th...
The Colosseum
The Colosseum is the biggest amphitheatre in the world and is considered one of the greatest works
of Roman ...
The Roman Forum1. Curia
2. Arch of Septimius
Severus
4.Temple of Vespasian
5.Via Sacra
6.Temple of Saturn
7.Colonna di Foc...
Fontana di Trevi
It's a fountain located in Rome. It was built by Nicola Savi and Pietro Bracci in 1732-
1762. It's tittle...
Piazza Navona and Piazza
di Spagna
Piazza Navona is a city square in Rome. It is built on the site of the Stadium of Domit...
Pantheon
The Pantheon is a Roman monument and temple, devoted to all gods. The word Pantheon derives
from an ancient Greek...
The Vatican CityThe Vatican is the smallest and least populous country in the world. It's located in Rome. The
Vatican Cit...
Siena
-Siena is a city in Tuscany and the capitol of the province of Siena. The historic centre of Siena has
been declared...
Venice
-Venice is a very famous city located in the Adriatic Sea. It's famous for being a flooded city, and
one of the lar...
Florence
-Florence is a city at the feat of the Apenine Mountains. Florence is a city famous for it's art and
famous artis...
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  1. 1. Atlantia Trips www.atlantiatrips.com BARCELONA, MANCHESTER, NEW ORLEANS, KUALA-LUMPUR, BUENOS AIRES • Photography and media: Lluis Jané Ramos, Xiaoyu Zhang, Abel Ruz Guirado • Redaction: Adrian Pina Hidalgo • Information and periodism: Anna del Rosal Molina, Marc Gómez Prieto, Queralt Adam Colom • Information about activies: Eric Montañá Fernández • Translation: Nikola Domkárova, Ivette Avellaneda Plaza • Research: Martí Vila Guals, Marc Cuello Díaz, Ana Checa Robles • Coordination: Ester Castellà Sunyer, Jinping He • Relation: Aleix Bonsfills Bonjoch
  2. 2. Index • Italy on the map..................................................................................................4 • Italy.....................................................................................................................5 • Rome..................................................................................................................6 • Catacombs of Saint Sebastian............................................................................7 • Colosseum..........................................................................................................8 • Roman Forum....................................................................................................9 • Trevi Fountain...................................................................................................10 • Piazza Spagna, Piazza Navona..........................................................................11 • Pantheon............................................................................................................12 • Vatican City.......................................................................................................13 • Siena..................................................................................................................14 • Venice................................................................................................................15 • Florence.............................................................................................................16
  3. 3. Italy on the map Florence Siena Venice Rome Vatican City Florence Vatican City Siena Venice Rome
  4. 4. RomeThese are some places in Rome that are awesome to visit. Some of them are buildings or incredible monuments like the Colosseum or the Fontana di Trevi.
  5. 5. The Catacombs in Rome The Catacombs in Rome are ancient burial places. Christians used it in the 2nd century AD to bury their dead and hide, because they were persecuted. They're very important for the art history because they contain frescoes and sculptures and because you can find a lot of saints' remains in mausoleums. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian are one of the smallest and least preserved. They're very important, because people can see the crypt of Saint Sebastian and a bust, attributed to Bernini. There's a few more rooms, with different examples of art and graffitis or paintings. Some of them were used for funeral banquets, others were mausoleums and had inscriptions in Latin or Greek. Saint Sebastian This painting is called Saint Sebastian, and it was painted by Giovanni Bazzi in the 1576. It's located in Galleria degli Uffizi, in Florence, Italy. It measures 145cm high and 204cm wide. The painting is made of oil on canvas. In the middle of the picture appears Saint Sebastian, tied on a tree and with arrows pinned on his body. At the top of the picture there's an angel who comes to help and adore the martyr. It's not a very realistic picture, although, its elements give a sensation of movement and it makes the picture look more realistic. There's a lot of contrast between the darkness of the background and the light of the front. That's called chiaroscuro. It was painted in a very religious time, so it's normal that its thematic is religious too. Probably, it tells a story about the Bible and the Saints, for its thematic and the angel, for example.
  6. 6. The Colosseum The Colosseum is the biggest amphitheatre in the world and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. Is also named as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and it was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980. It's situated just east of the Roman Forum. The construction of the Colosseum took ten years, starting in the year 70 and finishing in the 80. It was ordered by the emperor Vespasian, and was finished during the reign of Titus, both from the Flavian dynasty. In the Roman Era, it was used mainly for celebrations and events, such as gladiators battles, public spectacles and animal hunts. Throughout the history, it has suffered some accidents that have damaged it. For example, in the medieval era, it suffered an earthquake, causing the outer south side to fall. A lot of people have tried to turn it into many different things, like churches, industries and even cemeteries. The perimeter originally measured 545m. The central arena is an oval 87m long and 55m wide, surrounded by a wall 5m high. The Colosseum could accommodate around 50,000 people. Emperors usually organized these bloody fights to gain popularity.
  7. 7. The Roman Forum1. Curia 2. Arch of Septimius Severus 4.Temple of Vespasian 5.Via Sacra 6.Temple of Saturn 7.Colonna di Foca 8.Basilica Julia 9.Basilica Emilia 10.Temple of Julius Caesar 11.Temple of Vestals 12.Temple of Castor 13.Church of S. Maria Antiqua 14.Temple of Augustus 15.Temple of Antoninus and Faustina
  8. 8. Fontana di Trevi It's a fountain located in Rome. It was built by Nicola Savi and Pietro Bracci in 1732- 1762. It's tittle is Fontana di Trevi. It stands 26.3m high and 49.15m wide, so it's the largest baroque fountain in Rome. It's has sculptures of gods related to water, as well as some mythological creatures like Tritons taming hippocamps and guiding Oceanus chariot. The theme of the fountain is the Taming of the waters. In the centre there's a triumphal arch. It symbolizes a scene that took place when Romans tried to bring water from the river Tiber to the city, located at 13km from the city. It also marks the terminal point of the modern Acqua Vergine, the revived Acqua Virgo, one of the aqueducts that supplied water to Ancient Rome. It's one of the most visited attractions in Rome, the biggest fountain and one of the most important baroque fountains in the world.
  9. 9. Piazza Navona and Piazza di Spagna Piazza Navona is a city square in Rome. It is built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, built in 1st century AD. Piazza Navona is a highly significant example of Baroque Roman architecture and art. There's some important buildings, like the Palazzo Pamphili or the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, that means “Fountain of the four rivers”, and it represents the river Nile, Ganges, Danube and Plate. There's also two additional fountains, the Fontana del Moro and the Fountain of Neptune. During its history, the piazza has hosted theatrical events and other activities, for example, Ancient Romans came there to watch the Roman games. Actually, a Christmas market is held in the piazza. The Piazza di Spagna is one of the most important and famous squares of Rome. It has its name from the Palazzo di Spagna, seat of the Embassy of Spain. It's located at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. In the middle of the square is the famous Fontana della Barcaccia, and there also some great buildings as the Palazzo di Propaganda Fide, Babington's tea room or the Column of the Immaculate Conception. Nowadays, is one of the most visited places of Rome. Not far from the square, you can find the Via Condotti, popular because it's exclusive stores.
  10. 10. Pantheon The Pantheon is a Roman monument and temple, devoted to all gods. The word Pantheon derives from an ancient Greek adjective, meaning: “temple consecrated to all gods". The Pantheon is one of the best preserved Roman-buildings. It was built by Marcus Agrippa during his third consulship in 27BC. A fire destroyed the temple in the year 80AD, and thirty years later, it was again destroyed by another fire. The Romans rebuilt the temple under the emperor Hadrian. Since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a Roman Catholic church dedicated to "St. Mary and the Martyrs". The Forum is located in Piaza de la Rotonda in Rome.
  11. 11. The Vatican CityThe Vatican is the smallest and least populous country in the world. It's located in Rome. The Vatican City is ruled by the Pope Francis, that is also the most important person in Christianism. The Vatican is the only country in the world with Latin as an offcial Language. The most important tourist attractions are Saint Peter's square, the Vatican Guards, the gardens, the Vatican museum and the Saint Peter's Basilica, located in Saint Peter's square, were the martir was crucified. The first impression you get when you enter the Saint Peter's Basilica is that is huge and glorious. Inside the Basilica, there is the sculpture of La Pietà, by MichelAngelo, that also designed the Dome. In the museums, you can find a lot of kinds of art, like frescoes, sculptures, graffiti and paintings by the most important artists like Da Vinci or MichelAngelo. The altar in the basilica is attributed to the same artist of the Saint Sebastian's bust, Bernini. It's from the Baroque. In the centre of the square there's an inscription saying: TU ES PETRUS, that means “You're Peter”.
  12. 12. Siena -Siena is a city in Tuscany and the capitol of the province of Siena. The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. The Piazza del Campo has a shape similar to a shell. The town square, houses the Palazzo Pubblico and the Torre del Mangia. The Palio di Siena is a traditional medieval horse race around the Piazza del Campo twice each year, on July 2 and August 16. The earliest known antecedents of the race are medieval. The town's central piazza was the site of public games.
  13. 13. Venice -Venice is a very famous city located in the Adriatic Sea. It's famous for being a flooded city, and one of the largest car-free cities in the world. The most common transport is the Gondola, a little and expensive boat that goes through the streets. The tallest building in Vencie is the Saint Mark's campanili, located in the Saint Mark's square, where you can have a (quite expensive) coffee and buy some souvenirs like the masks of the popular Carnival of Venice, jewels and even some paintings. The central canal that goes through Venice ins named Canal Grande. The Vaporetti are water buses that are used by a lot of people in Venice. Murano is an island located on the northof Venice, well known for glass making.
  14. 14. Florence -Florence is a city at the feat of the Apenine Mountains. Florence is a city famous for it's art and famous artists like Dante, Da Vinci or Michel Angelo. Florence was one of the most important cities in the Middle Ages and is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. In Florence, museums close on Mondays. The most popular building is the Galleria Uffizi. In La Galleria de la Academia, there's the famous David, from Michel Angelo. The Duomo is a cathedral, it's entrance is free, except for it's bell tower. The Dome was painted by Brunelleschi. The climate in Florence is quite hard, with winters below 0ºC and summers up to 48ºC. The Palazzo Vecchio is a very important building where you can visit secret walls and more.

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