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54 Days at Sea — Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and Santi Luca e Martina


Temple of Castor and Pollux (right), Temple of Vesta

The Roman Forum is far from the only attraction in this beautiful city. Here is the Trevi Fountain built in 1762, and featured in the 1954 romantic comedy Three Coins in the Fountain:

Trevi Fountain

The Pantheon is believed to have been completed in 125 AD during the reign of Hadrian. Originally designed as a Roman Temple, the Pantheon became a Christian church in 609. Here are some photographs of the interior:

Pantheon

Pantheon

Overlooking the Roman Forum is the Santi Luca e Martina Church. The original structure was built in 625 AD, but its iconic dome was added over a thousand years later:

Santi Luca e Martina

Another nearby domed church, this one beside the Rione i Monti, is the Santissimo Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano. Here you can see the church with Trajan’s Column in the foreground and the dome of Santa Maria di Loreto to the left:

Santissimo Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano

Now for some more photos of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum:

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54 Days at Sea — Around the Forum


Colosseum

Today we’ll continue around the Roman Forum and the nearby Colosseum starting with yet another relic dating back to the reign of Titus, the Arch of Titus built in 82 AD:

Arch of TItus soffet

Here is another view of the Temple of Saturn:

Temple of Saturn

Now for some photos of generic Roman ruins at the forum:

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54 Days at Sea — Roman Forum and Colosseum


Roman Forum

Overlooking the Roman Forum is a very imposing domed building. This is Santi Luca e Martina Church.

Santi Luca e Martina Church dome

Santi Luca e Martina

But this is the new building on the block. Let’s take a gander at some of the older structures:

Roman Forum

Roman Forum

Roman Forum

A mere eight-minute walk from the forum brings you to another very impressive ancient structure. This is the Colosseum. Construction began in 70 AD, and the Colosseum was completed in 80 AD, during the reigns of Vespasian and, later, his son Titus.

Colosseum

Now for today’s photo gallery and slide show:

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