The fragmented remains of the Ulpia Basilica are enough to give an idea of its original majesty and splendor. It was at one ... More
The fragmented remains of the Ulpia Basilica are enough to give an idea of its original majesty and splendor. It was at one time the largest building in Trajan's Forum, not to mention the largest basilica in Rome. It was designed and built by one of history's most noted architects: Apollodorus of Damascus, but its conception is today considered to have been the work of Trajan himself. The basilica had five naves separated by four rows of columns with Corinthian capitols and bases, which held up an architrave adorned with an elaborate frieze.
Trajan's Column stands between two seemingly twin churches Santa Maria di Loreto and Santissimo Nome di Maria. It is 40
meters high overlooking the remaining columns of the ancient Ulpia basilica in Trajan's Forum. It is thought that the ...
In the 4 BC, Circus Maximus was one of the largest stadia in Rome, with a capacity of 250,000 seated
spectators. It was the venue for horse racing, athletics tournaments and animal fighting. The last races held here were ...
On Via Nomentana, after Villa Torlonia, you will find the Mausoleum of Santa Costanza. The building dates from the early
4th century and was built by the daughters of Emperor Constantine, Costanza and Elena. It was originally a baptistery ...
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