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Today’s Photo: The Pantheon at Night

Built by Marcus Agrippa in 27 BC, on the Campus Martius (Field of Mars), the original Pantheon burned during a large fire in 80 AD.  Soon after the fire, it was rebuilt by Domitian, only to be burned again in … Continue reading

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Today’s Photo: Flavian Amphitheater in Rome (The Colosseum)

Building on the site of the Emperor Nero’s private lake, the construction of the Amphitheatrum Flavium (Flavian Amphitheater) was begun in 72 AD by the Emperor Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus, and was completed 8 years later by his successor, … Continue reading

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Today’s Photo: Arch of Gallienus

Located on Rome’s Esquiline Hill, on the site of the Porta Esquilina, the Arch of Gallienus was commissioned in 262 AD by Marcus Aurelius Victor in honor of the Emperor Gallienus.  Originally consisting of three arches, only one survives today.

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Minori to Amalfi: An Amalfi Coast Walk

One of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon is to head up onto the slopes overlooking the Amalfi coast.  The blue sky, sea and pastel painted towns are almost too quaint and picturesque, to the point of looking not … Continue reading

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