Whenever we go on a trip of several days is very convenient to prepare information about the destination, either by buying specialized guides and/or gathering information from the Internet, friends, etc. We usually write about places of interest with their schedules and how to get advice on where dinner, transport planes cities, etc. Then print this information, write in a notebook or put it in an electronic device for future reference.
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In the case of Rome, where there are hundreds of attractions for visitors, this convenience becomes a necessity. Rome is one of the main cultural cities of the world, and only visit the impressive collection of monuments of the Roman Empire that still stand have us busy for months.
It is precisely at the historical monuments which is very convenient to go to the information prepared in advance, because unfortunately Rome is not going to help anything in this regard. Whether a cultural theme, character or because the Romans know about the importance of its monuments and we are going to go see the same, the fact is not paying too much attention to properly present the tourist, there is little interpretive signs, not even in Italian.
Below are some examples of monuments to which information must be prepared, otherwise we lose part of its charm. We refer to collect data on construction, design and original appearance, uses and vicissitudes that have passed over the centuries.
The Palatine Hill was a former residential area of emperors and people of high society in ancient Rome. Still retain parts of buildings and structures, but perhaps that is the most blatant case of misinformation, since there is not a single signpost to report on what use were such buildings. So if you want to locate the remains of the Domus Aurea, Nero’s lavish residence, or know what they were for another of the many buildings that you’ll encounter on your tour of the Palatine, go informed.
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It is the Roman circus was a place par excellence where chariot races developed, among other events … in short, we’ve all seen it in the movie Ben Hur. Circus Maximus has now lost the stands, whose stone was used for centuries to build other buildings, and only retains its original layout guide. As not find any drawings of what it was in their glory or where the presidential box was located, it is best for us to take a picture and an explanatory document to enjoy the contemplation of the largest sports stadium of all time.
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This place is another clear case of misinformation, because when you’re walking through one of the most important public areas of history, if not most, will not find a lineup that will indicate which building is the old Roman Senate or what the Temple Vestal virgins. If you want to see the hill where they set up the funeral pyre, and scattered the ashes of Julius Caesar, Marcatel in a homemade plane as it is quite hidden.
Pantheon in Rome:
The Pantheon in Rome is perhaps the best preserved building of ancient times, and one of the most important of History at the architectural level. Take a guide during your visit to talk about it or prepare a short document that explains the reason for its structure and what their function is over time, or did you explain the meaning of the inscription of the entrance porch.
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Trajan’s Column, which commemorates the victories of Emperor Trajan against the Dacians (village in Romania) can be seen in a spiral bas 30m high, is now semi hidden in a construction zone, so it is very easily go unnoticed for the traveler. This is located near the Roman Forum and we should not lose his contemplation for a few minutes, without rushing.
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In the Coliseum must pay a general admission of about 8 euros, plus a € 3 audio guide or a tour of 5 euros (optional). However it is best to take information prepared, because once in the Coliseum no road signs. The explanation need not be anything if you do not want sophisticated, with a prepared text well enough.
Good trip to Rome!