Monday, July 2, 2018

The Colosseum | Italy

The Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome. It is the largest amphitheatre ever built. The Colosseum is within the boundairies of UNESCO World Heritage site Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura.

The property includes
- monuments of antiquity (like the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the complex of the Roman and the Imperial Forums),
- fortifications built over the centuries (like the city walls and Castel Sant’Angelo),
- urban developments from the Renaissance and Baroque periods up to modern times (like Piazza Navona and the “Trident” marked out by Sixtus V (1585-1590) including Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna),
- civil and religious buildings, with sumptuous pictorial, mosaic and sculptural decorations (like the Capitoline Hill and the Farnese and Quirinale Palaces, the Ara Pacis,
- the Major Basilicas of Saint John Lateran, Saint Mary Major and Saint Paul’s Outside the Walls), all created by some of the most renowned artists of all time.


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