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Colosseum * (31 Slides)
Pantheon * (13 Slides)
Column of the Immaculate Conception * (6 Slides)
GiuseppeMazziniMonument * (6 Slides)
PonteS.Angelo * (6 Slides)
  Column of the Immaculate Conception  
Arch of Constantine * (4 Slides)
PonteSublicio * Aventino Bridge or bridge Sublicius: started in 1914 to designs by architect Marcello Piacentini, was inaugurated in 1919. Mette in collegamento il rione Testaccio ed il quartiere Ostiense (via Marmorata) con Trastevere. Mette connecting Testaccio neighborhood and the Ostiense district (via Marmorata) with Trastevere. Ha tre arcate per una lunghezza di 105 m. It has three arches for a length of 105 m. * 3072 x 2304 * (1.79MB)
PontePalatino * Made between 1886 and 1890, was said Palatine from its location near the historic hill.  It was created to replace the bridge Rotto, today called Broken Bridge, which is still located in its vicinity. Palatine Bridge has aesthetics anything but attractive, especially in relation to the monumental area around it, but its presence is essential to traffic.  It has two arched masonry, a width of 18 meters and a length of 155 meters in this regard, is the longest bridge in Rome * 3072 x 2304 * (1.54MB)
ArchofDrusus_4 * Arco di Druso: the name that has been given since the sixteenth century to the arch on the via Appia just inside the Porta S. Sebastiano, perhaps the arcus Recordationis of the Einsiedeln Itinerary (11.3; 13.24), but see Arcus Drusi. Only the central part of this arch is now standing, but it was originally triple, or at least with projections on each side, and of somewhat elaborate construction, although never finished. It is built of travertine, which was faced with marble, and on each side of the archway are unfluted columns of Numidian marble with white marble bases and capitals of the Composite order. The archway is 7.21 metres high, 5.34 wide and 5.61 deep. The aqua Antoniniana, the branch of the Aqua Marcia (q.v.)  built by Caracalla in 211/216 A.D., ran over this arch, but the brick-faced concrete that is now visible on top of the arch seems to belong to a period later than that of Caracalla. This arch cannot be identified with that of Drusus, both because it is so far from the Vicus Drusianus (q.v.), and because its construction belongs to a later period, but it may possibly be the arch of Trajan in Region I (q.v.) (HJ 216; Curtis in PAS II.63/64 (who identifies it on grounds of style with the Arcus Veri, q.v.); ZA 315, 316 (who holds that it was built for, and is contemporary with the aqueduct)).1 See Piranesi, Ant. Rom. I.xix.1. * 1536 x 2048 * (576KB)
ArchofDrusus_2 * 2048 x 1536 * (578KB)
  Arch of Constantine  
ArchofDrusus_3 * 2048 x 1536 * (691KB)
ArchofDrusus_1 * 1536 x 2048 * (556KB)
ViaAppiaAntica_2 * (The first column marking the Appian Way)
The Appian Way (Latin and Italian: Via Appia) was the most important ancient Roman road. It connected Rome to Brindisi, Apulia in southeast Italy. Its importance is indicated by its common name, recorded by Statius[1]:Appia longarum teritur regina viarum (the Appian way is commonly said to be the queen of the long roads)
The Roman army, for its success, depended on the use of highway to prepare for battle and to afterward refresh and re-equip. The specific Via Appia was used as a main route for military supplies from the middle 300 B.C.'s and on for many later years. Bases allowed the Romans to keep large numbers in the field waiting for the opportunity to strike. In the late Republic the Romans were masters of road construction, but this art was not yet in their repertory until their territory expanded. The few roads outside the early city were Etruscan and they were not used to connect bases or supply troops. * 1536 x 2048 * (561KB)
ViaAppiaAntica_3 * 1536 x 2048 * (534KB)
ViaAppiaAntica_4 * 1536 x 2048 * (540KB)
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