What to see - AIVELA_2020

14th Intl CONFERENCE on VIBRATION MEASUREMENTS
by LASER and NONCONTACT TECHNIQUES & SHORT COURSE
Rome, 23 - 26 June 2020
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WHAT TO SEE

Rome is definitely one of the world's most fascinating cities.
With so much to see and do, the following is just a list of some of the top must-see sights:
Colosseum

This incredible gladiatorial arena was commissioned around A.D. 70-72 by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty as a gift to the Roman people.
Opened in AD 80, it measured approximately 189 by 156 metres (620 by 513 feet) and could hold more than 50,000 people.  
Two thousand years on and it's an iconic symbol of Rome and one of Italy's top tourist attractions.
For information on opening times, guided tours and tickets, visit the official site: Parco archeologico del Colosseo.
Domus Aurea

The Domus Aurea, or Golden House, was erected by Emperor Nero between AD 65 -68, after the Great Fire of AD 64, which destroyed much of Rome.
With its buildings, pavilions, gardens, woods, vineyards and even an artificial lake, it is the greatest palace in the history of Rome.
Thanks to virtual reality headsets, tourists today can travel back in time to view Nero's Golden Palace in its original glory.
For information on opening times, guided tours and tickets, visit the official site: Parco archeologico del Colosseo

Roman Forum

First developed in the 7th century BC, the Roman Forum grew over time to become a grandiose district of temples, basilicas and vibrant public spaces, the social, political and commercial hub of the Roman empire.
Signature sights include the Temple of Saturn, the Temple of Vespasian and Titus, the Temple of Castor and Pollux, Curia Julia, the Arch of Septimius Severus, etc.
For information on opening times, guided tours and tickets, visit the official site: Parco archeologico del Colosseo.


Pantheon

The Pantheon is the best-preserved building from ancient Rome.
Originally a temple, it was turned into a church by Pope Boniface IV in 609 AD.
Its magnificent dome is a lasting testimony to the genius of Roman architects.
For further information, including guided tours, visit the official website.




St Peter's Basilica

The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter, commonly known as Saint Peter’s Basilica, is Italy’s largest, richest and most spectacular basilica.
It is designed as a three-aisled Latin cross with a dome at the crossing, directly above the high altar, which covers the shrine of St. Peter the Apostle.
Its lavish interior contains many spectacular works of art, including Michelangelo’s Pietà, Michelangelo's dome, the tallest dome in the world, and Bernini's baldachin.
For information on the history and architecture of St Peter's, visit the official website.
Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums house one of the world's greatest collections of art, archaeology and ethno-anthropology.
They contain masterpieces of painting, sculpture and other works of art collected by the popes through the centuries.
Highlights also include several monumental works of art, such as the Sistine Chapel, the Chapel of Beato Angelico, the Raphael Rooms and the Borgia Apartment.
For opening times and tickets, visit the official website.



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