This large column was erected after the death of Marcus Aurelius to commemorate his victories over the barbarians. The ... More
Colonna di Marco Aurelio
This large column was erected after the death of Marcus Aurelius to commemorate his victories over the barbarians. The reliefs on the column illustrate battle scenes and soldiers escorting files of prisoners. It is similar in style to Constantine's arch and it is probable that the same artist worked on both. The statue of Marcus Aurelius on the tip of the column was replaced by one of St Paul of which copies can be seen at the Museo della Civiltà Romana in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
It is not known for certain who made the mid 14th century Golden Altar Piece. It is a masterpiece of
engraving that uses Byzantine ancient enamels, which originate from the pillage of Byzantium in 1204. The Treasure of San ...
An incredible, almost theatrical square with the lovely Spanish Steps leading up to the Chiesa di Trinita dei Monti. One
of the most important fashion shows is held here, the steps being used as a catwalk. It is now ...
The fountain in the Piazza Colonna is made from a large octagonal marble tank that rests on two steps. The
exterior is decorated with lions heads. The restoration it underwent in 1830 saw the addition of two dolphins whose ...