Monuments in Rome

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Shopping in Spanish steps and along Via Condotti Let’s face it, the place is crowded (it is a notorious local meeting point). Lots of onlookers everywhere. But it is truly one of Rome highlights. The site itself is lovely. But it is also located at a place where all the…

Villa of The Quintilii

Villa Quintilii, located in the Appia Antica surrounding, was constructed in 151 AD by Sextus Quintilius Maximus and Sextus Quintilius Condianus, who were successfull consuls in the 2nd century. Nevertheless, the earliest construction of the villa dates back to the Hadrian rule. The end of the once influential consul brothers…

The Vittoriano, Rome’s Typewriter

If you are accused of being “too much” in Rome that means you are REALLY trying too hard. That’s the case with the Vittoriano. For most tourists is memorable; for most Romans is just akward. The monument was built to celebrate king Vittorio Emanuele II after his death, and apparently…