A country at the centre of power for three millennia.Map of Italy
(click on red dots for links to sites)
Few countries can claim a richer cultural heritage than Italy. Such a concentration of cultural values is a result of three millennia of being at the centre of events, including over 1000 years as the centre of the Roman Empire and 1500 years as the seat of the Catholic Church.
On the map each red dot represents a site that is well represented in this photographic catalogue. Click on the dots to read more about the sites and see the photographs.
The best covered sites in Italy
Emperor Hadrian had this enourmous imperial palace constructed at Tibur outside Rome, and used it as his residence of choice when he was in Rome. It consisted of more than 30 buildings, covering over 120 hectares. The villa is a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are photographs of most of the villa. (Dec. 2002)
The Forum Romanum was the political and religious centre of the Roman Republic. Each temple, building and monument is described and if possible photographed. Everything has been updated and new photographs added. (Nov./Dec. 2002).
The Arch of Constantine was the last great triumphal arch to be built in Rome. It contains many pieces taken from earlier buildings, and is a kind of monumental catalogue of two centuries of classical art, from Trajan to Constantine I. (Nov. 2002).
A luxurius villa from the time of the late Roman empire, renowned for its magnificent polychrome mosaics, over 3000 m2. The villa is a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are more than 200 photographs from this location covering the majority of the rooms and the mosaics. The pages here are probably the most extensive resource on this villa on the web today. (May/June 2002).
The ancient Greek city of Poseidonia, later the Roman Paestum, in S. Italy boasts some of the best preserved Greek temples in the world: three marvellous archaic Doric temples from the 6th and 5th century BCE. (Sep./Dec. 2002).
SicilyAgrigento Bagheria Carini Cefalù Enna Monreale Motya Palermo Piazza Armerina Segesta Selinunte Syracuse Taormina
CampaniaBenevento Caserta Herculaneum Naples Paestum Pompeii Vesuvius
ToscanaFirenze Monteriggioni Pisa San Gimignano Siena Volterra
LazioCastelli Romani Cori Ostia Antica Palestrina Sabaudia Santuario della Mentorella Tarquinia Tivoli
Altare della PatriaAppian WayAqua ClaudiaAqua JuliaAqua MarciaArch of ConstantineArch of GallienusArch of JanusArches of Marcus AureliusArco degli ArgentariArea Sacra di Largo ArgentinaAuditorium of MaecenasAurelian WallsAventine HillBasilica of Junius BassusBaths of AgrippaBaths of CaracallaBaths of DiocletianBaths of TitusCampidoglioCampo dei FioriCapitoline HillCapitoliumCasa dei Cavalieri di RodiCastel Sant'AngeloChiesa del Nome di MariaChiesa della Madonna di LoretoCircus MaximusColosseumEURFontana del MoséForum BoariumForum of AugustusForum of CaesarForum of NervaForum of TrajanForum RomanumLudus MagnusMarkets of TrajanMausoleum di EurysaceMeta SudansMinerva MedicaMuseo Nazionale RomanaPalatine HillPalazzo BarberiniPalazzo del QuirinalePalazzo dell'AccademiaPalazzo della Sacra ConsultaPalazzo di GiustiziaPalazzo di MontecitorioPalazzo FarnesePalazzo MadamaPalazzo OdescalchiPalazzo StopaniPalazzo VeneziaPantheonPiazza Bocca della VeritàPiazza ChigiPiazza d'AracoeliPiazza del ColosseoPiazza del PopoloPiazza del QuirinalePiazza della RotundaPiazza di PietraPiazza di Porta MaggiorePiazza di SpagnaPiazza FarnesePiazza MatteiPiazza MontecitorioPiazza NavonaPiazza San Giovanni in LateranoPiazza Santa Maria in TrasteverePiazza Santa Maria MaggiorePiazza Santi Giovanni e PaoloPiazza VeneziaPiazza Vittorio Emmanuele IIPonte CestioPonte FabricioPonte LuganoPonte MilvioPonte Principe Amedeo Savoia AostaPonte RottoPonte SalarioPonte Sant'AngeloPonte SistoPorta AsinariaPorta LabicanaPorta MaggiorePorta OstiensePorta San SebastianoPortico of OctaviaPorto di Ripa GrandePorto di RipettaPyramid of Caius CestiusRoman Apartment BuildingRoman ForumSan ClementeSan Giovanni in LateranoSan Lorenzo fuori delle MuraSan Nicola in CarcereSan Paolo fuori delle MuraSan Pietro in VincoliSan Sebastiano fuori delle muraSan TeodoroSant'Angelo in PescheriaSant'UrbanoSanta CostanzaSanta Croce in GerusalemmeSanta Maria degli AngeliSanta Maria in AracoeliSanta Maria in CosmedinSanta Maria in TrastevereSanta Maria MaggioreSanta Maria sopra MinervaSanta Sabina in AventinoSanti Giovanni e PaoloSanti Luca e MartinaScala SantaSpanish StepsStreet SignsStreets and other minor placesTemple of ApolloTemple of BellonaTemple of Divus ClaudiusTemple of HadrianTemple of JanusTemple of the Virile FortuneTemple of VestaThe Seven Hills of RomeTheatre of MarcellusTiber RiverTiberine IslandTombs of Via StatiliaTorre delle MilizieTrevi FountainTrinità dei MontiVelabrumVia CondottiVia dei FalegnamiVia dei Fori ImperialiVia della CiambellaVia della ConcilicazioneVia GiuliaVia Sistina
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