Rome, the Eternal City II

We started the second part of our trip to Rome, the Eternal City. If you did not read the first, you are welcome to do so here: Rome, the Eternal City I, where you can find places like the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Via Sacra, the Arch of Titus and the Curia.

In this second part of traveling to Rome, I will discuss the most important monuments which I have not yet said anything worthwhile and add to our personalized tourist route.

The Pantheon

The Pantheon, is by far the best preserved building of ancient Rome. Its origin dates back to the days of the Emperor Hadrian, around the year 126 of our Common Era. His name is given by the fact that where built, above the Pantheon of Agrippa was, destroyed by a fire in 80 AD

The excellent preservation is because at first the s.VII the Pantheon was given as a gift to Pope Boniface IV, who converted it into a church.

Its façade consists of 16 columns of 14 meters each in which we can read the inscription: "M.AGRIPPA.LFCOS.TERTIVM.FECIT" and translated means "Marcus Agrippa, son of Lucius, Consul for the third Once, he did. " Typical enrollment to give relevance to who ordered its construction.

The Palatine

The Palatine is part of one of the oldest areas of the city of Rome. This is where the wealthy of the imperial era, settled and built sumptuous palaces.

It is believed that it was on this mountain where was the cave where the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus were raised by the wolf Luperca.

In the Palatine Hill, you can visit the remains of the palaces that the elite of Roman society built on his day, including the Domus Flavia, the House of Livia, Augustus' House, Gardens Racecourse Farnesiani or Domitian.


Trastevere is one of the most visited attractions. The busiest is the Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, where we can find the Basilica of Santa Maria. There, we found a great source right in front of the Basilica which serves as a meeting place.

If you want to try the cuisine of the city, Trastevere is one of the best places to do so, since it is one of the best restaurants you can find.

The Catacombs

The Catacombs of Rome, are well known and visited. These huge underground galleries built as burial sites and even death cult. Usually catacombs various nuclei are formed, arranged in floors, and formed at different times. Previously, each of these stories had its own entrance, but over time, they were unified.

In the catacombs we see a labyrinthine layout of galleries called "crypt", which in some areas is widening end, forming something like polygonal chambers called "cubicles", which were placed the bodies of those who died by martyrdom.