Capitol Hill is the lowest, smallest and status of all the hills of Rome. It is not just the present center of the city, but also a place where in the 6th century BC began the construction of the temple in honor of the gods of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. Although fires persecuted the temple all the time, it stood for 12 centuries and came to a final decline only with the development of Christianity. Continue reading
Italy, no matter how you look, the country is unique! Even if you do not remember about its architectural “super-beauty”, ancient monuments and the sea! The fact that this little “boot” sheltered 2 more states literally in itself is simply wonderful! On the first, San Marino, I have already written; Now I want to talk about the second, the Vatican. Continue reading
Yes, the Vatican is a phenomenon so uncommon that the impression of his visit not only does not fade with time, but is shaped in a special way and remains with you to live. Especially, if the guide magnetism is added to the place magnetism. It so happened that the Vatican “brought together” two polar professionals: the worst and the best. Continue reading
Naples was not the subject of my dreams, he went “train” to the excursion in Pompeii. So due to lack of education I thought about him: at the same time and without any expectations. And when, at the turn of the mountain road below, the city opened, stepwise rising from the Gulf of Naples, I was simply stupefied by its beauty! Continue reading
Having run “short” in Naples, we got to the famous Pompeii. Now it is an archaeological park-museum under the open sky, protected by UNESCO, and in deep antiquity it is a thriving metropolis and a large port of the Roman Empire.
By the time of the most powerful eruption in the year 79 (100 thousand Hiroshim!), Vesuvius “was silent” for about 2 thousand years. Earthquakes, of course, were: from the latter, in the year 62, Pompeii suffered significantly and did not fully recover. Continue reading