Rome, the Eternal City, by tania


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by Tania García Núñez
2º ESO A, 2010-2011
Instituto español V. Cañada Blanch

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Rome, the Eternal City, by tania

  1. 1. Rome, the Eternal City<br />Tania García Núñez<br />2º ESO A, 2010-2011<br />Instituto español V. Cañada Blanch Londres <br />
  2. 2. Rome<br />Rome is the capital of Italy and the country’s largest and most populated city, with over 2.7 million residents.<br />Rome’s metropolitan area is the second largest in Italy (after Milan) with 3.7 million residents. <br />It’s located in the central – western portion of the Italy peninsula, on the Tiber river within the Lazio region of Italy.<br />
  3. 3. Culture<br />Rome is very rich in culture.<br />Its history spans over two and a half thousand years.<br />It was the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire which was the dominant power in Western Europe until the arrival of the Barbarians.<br />
  4. 4. Climate <br />Rome enjoys a Mediterranean climate, typical of Mediterranean coasts of Italy.<br />Springs and autumns are mild to warm, and Roman ottobrate (“beautiful October days”) are known as being sunny and warm.<br />Winters are normally cold and summers are normally really hot. -------------<br />
  5. 5. Religion<br />Much like the rest of Italy, Rome is predominantly Roman catholic and the city has been an important centre of religion for centuries.<br />It was the base of Ancient Rome religions.<br />The first gods to be honoured by the Romans were Jupiter (god of thunder), The most high, and Mars (god of war).<br />Other gods and goddesses like Vesta (goddess of the hearth) and Minerva (goddess of wisdom) were honoured after. <br />
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  7. 7. Architecture<br />Rome’s architecture has developed a lot from classical and Imperial Roman styles to modern.<br />Rome was one of the world’s most important places with classical architecture.<br />One of its most famous places is the Coliseum. ----------------------<br />
  8. 8. The Coliseum<br />The Coliseum which is the biggest amphitheatre in Roman world is also the most famous monument in Rome.<br />The Coliseum is one of the most important ancient constructions. <br />It is called the Coliseum because it is next to the colossal statue of Emperor Nero.<br />
  9. 9. Above: the Coliseum nowadays.<br />Right: A simulation of the Coliseum as it used to be, next to the colossal statue of Emperor Nero.<br />
  10. 10. Fountains<br />Rome is famous for its numerous fountains built in all different styles, from classical and Medieval, to Baroque and Neoclassical.<br />The city has had fountains for more than two thousand years, providing drinking water and decorating the city squares.<br />One of the most important ones is the Trevi Fountain.<br />
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  12. 12. Cuisine <br />Rome’s cuisine has developed throughout centuries and times of social, cultural and political changes.<br />It became a major gastronomic centre during Ancient Rome. Ramans ate everything from peacocks or slugs marinated in milk to stuffed roasted door mice.<br />Nowadays maybe the most typical Roman dish is spaghetti allacarbonara.<br />
  13. 13. Sources:<br /><br /><br /><br />Google images<br />The End<br />