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The attractions of italy

  1. 1. Historical sites in Italy
  2. 2.  Vatican Museums  The Trevi Fountain  Leaning Tower of Pisa  The Colosseum  Casa de Giulietta  Romeo’s House  Spanish Steps  Capitoline Museum  Roseto Comunale  Attraction Information
  3. 3.  The Vatican Museums were founded under the patronage of two 18th century popes. Clement XIV (1769-1774) and Pius VI (1775-1799)  They were among the first to open collections of art to the general public for viewing.  As the decades passed, more popes added collection of diverse displays by the Vatican. Today, there are 13 museums in about 14 Vatican palaces.  One of the highlights of the Vatican Museums is the famous Sistine Chapel.
  4. 4. The Sistine Chapel Pio-Clementine Museum Where Michelangelo’s magnificent ceiling and The Last Judgment on the altar wall, can be viewed The largest collections of the Vatican Museum are those with ancient Roman and Greek art. Like the Laocoön above.
  5. 5. TheTrevi Fountain Legend has it you will return to Rome if you throw a coin over your left shoulder into the water, while your back is to the fountain.
  6. 6.  In Roman time it was the terminal point of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct commissioned by Augustus.  The water that flows here has two names: Virgin Waters and Trevi.  The Name Virgin waters comes from an ancient legend about a young Roman girl who showed the source of the spring to some thirsty soldiers.
  7. 7.  The Tower of Pisa was built to show the rest of the world the wealth of the city of Pisa.  The bell tower was built to complement the rest of the buildings near it - The Cathedral, Baptistery, and Cemetery.
  8. 8.  The construction of this imposing mass was started in the year 1174 by Bonanno Pisano. When the tower had reached its third story the works ceased because of the war starting with Florence and because the structure started sinking into the ground.  The tower remained unfinished for 90 years.  It was completed by Giovanni di Simone, and Tommano Simone (son of Andreo Pisano) by half of the 14th century.  The top of the Leaning Tower can be reached by mounting the 294 steps which rise in the form of a spiral on the inner side of the tower walls.
  9. 9. TheColosseum The Colosseum could accommodate some 55,000 spectators who could enter the building through no less than 80 entrances.
  10. 10.  The elliptical building is immense, measuring 188m by 156m and reaching a height of more than 48 meter (159 ft).  Emperors used the Colosseum to entertain the public with free games.  The games were a symbol of prestige and power. They were a way for an emperor to increase his popularity  The games usually started with comical acts and displays of exotic animals and ended with fights to the death between animals and gladiators or between gladiators.
  11. 11.  Don't forget to bring a marker along with you to Juliet’s house. Writing your name on one of the outer walls of the house and declaring your love for another promises a love that is everlasting. The Graffiti walls of Juliet’s House located in Verona Italy.
  12. 12.  Juliet’s House is a fourteenth century estate, acquired by the city in 1905, located at No. 27 Via Cappello.  More famously, Casa de Giulietta contains a bronze statue in the image of Juliet herself. The statue has evolved into something of a legend over the years, a rub of Juliet's right breast will bring one luck in love.  Writing your name on one of the outer walls of the house says to bring love ever lasting.
  13. 13.  On this construction’s façade there is this inscription that recalls the love story between Romeo and Juliet: “Tut, I have lost myself; I am not here; This is not Romeo, he’s some other where.” Romeo’s House is located the Center of Verona not far from Juliet’s House.
  14. 14.  Romeo's house looks like a castle, with its squat tower and the high defensive wall. This shape dates back to an age in which Italy was divided by feuding factions.  Today Romeo's house is a private building and can only be visited from the outside, but some of its rooms are part of the contiguous restaurant.  On ground floor there's a typical Veronese osteria and a local restaurant, where traditional local cuisine can be tasted; especially horse and donkey meet dishes.
  15. 15.  The elegant staircase consists of 137 steps and over twelve different flights.  It has an irregular albeit symmetric structure.  The Spanish Steps connects the Spanish Square to the French church (Trinità dei Monti)  The Spanish Steps are the longest and widest staircase in Europe.
  16. 16. • The collections in the museum include a large number of ancient Roman statues, inscriptions, and other artifacts; a collection of medieval and Renaissance art; and collections of jewels, coins, and other items. CapitolineMuseum Dying Gaul Is a Roman interpretation of a Greek Statue located in the Capitoline Museum.
  17. 17.  The museums are housed in two palaces and are situated around a central square .  The museums displays ancient Roman history and some of the city’s best treasures.  The origins of the museums can be traced a little further back – to 1471 – when II Pope Sixtus IV donated his impressive collection of ancient bronzes to the city for public viewing. The Central Square of the Capitoline Museum.
  18. 18. RosetoComunale The Roseto was Rome's Jewish cemetery for centuries . The garden layout pays tribute to the site's history, with paths forming symbols such as a candelabra.
  19. 19.  The scents and colors create a memorable experience, especially when combined with the backdrop of the Palatine ruins and the open space of the Circo Massimo.  The Garden has an extensive permanent collection of roses that occupy the higher slopes and climb up over walkways, It also displays competition entries and new breeds.
  20. 20.  A View on Cities  Italy Travel Guide  Italy Heaven  Vatican Museums  Romeo’s House  Juliet’s House  The Leaning Tower  Attractions of Rome  Tourist Attractions  Sites List