Images of Ancient Sites,
Historical Places, and Museums
ROME - THE ETERNAL CITY
Have a stroll with us through the streets of the Eternal City and see it the way we saw it one sunny summer.
Ancient buildings overlooking modern roads, singing fountains, charming squares, and small welcoming shops.
Street music, evening lights, tourist cohorts and elegant Roman citizens all over the city.
A glass of limoncello, a slice of pizza or Frutti di Mare on the bank of the lazy rolling Tevere (ancient Tiber) river.
There is something for everyone in the city of Romulus and Remus.
ROME - THE BATHS OF CARACALLA
Built at the beginning of the 3rd century AD, Thermae Antonianae, known today as The Baths of Caracalla were not just a bath complex but a large leisure center. In fact, the Baths were multifunctional recreation hub consisting of a huge bathhouse, gyms, libraries, massage rooms, saunas, gardens, galleries, restaurants, and various shops.
The complex was open to the public as the access was free. The Baths were functioning twenty-four hours, seven days per week.
COLISEUM AND FORUM
The Coliseum or Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, is the largest amphitheater ever built. It is considered as the greatest architectural achievement of the Imperial Roman engineering. Constructed in the 1st century AD, it could hold up to 80, 000 spectators.
Roman Forum was the place with the most important ancient government and religious buildings of Rome. For many centuries, it was the center of the Roman public life. Glorious triumphs of generals, cult processions, and political elections took place at that spot.
The Norwegian web developer, editor and author Per-Erik Skramstad is a great lover of the marvelous island of Sicily. In his web site Wonders of Sicily, he shares his passion about it in hundreds of stunning photos taken personally by himself.
With his kind permission, we have chosen to present you some exciting images of ancient Sicily. Now, take a glass of a good Sicilian wine and begin your travel through the time with those pictures that have captured antiquities in Selinunte, Siracuse, Solunto, Segesta, Agrigento, and the Villa Romana del Casale.