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... had the most amazing marble colonnades, private pools, a four story high reception hall to welcome visitors, then rooms off the main hall which all were mosaiced and still in perfect order. In fact, there was evidence of mosaic everywhere. Every footpath, open gathering area, porticos, swimming areas, the huge hot baths, every room in every building, would all have had mosaic floors. The intricacy of the patterns that were ...
... part was the gardens! There were fountains and waterfalls everywhere! They used water aqueducts and trapped pressure underneath the surface to get all these fountains to work back then. It was amazing to think they had engineering like this so long ago. We walked through the gardens for quite some time taking lots of pictures. There were also pools of water with fish swimming and they were lined with lemon and lime trees. There were several caves as ...
Today, we took a tour with Enjoy Rome to Tivoli to see Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este. Hadrian's Villa was built in 117 AD at the peak of the Roman Empire by Emperor Hadrian. He recreated famous structures from all corners of the Roman Empire - it was the largest and richest Roman villa in the world (it was originally 300 acres, three times the size of Vatican City). While the site is mostly ruins, there are a lot of ...
... that Langdon and Vittoria find themselves is the Pantheon. The oldest church in Rome built by Emperor Hadrian of Hadrian's Wall fame in around 2AD. They arrived here because of a poem that they discovered in an old book in the Vatican library.
From Santi's earthly tomb with demon's hole,
'Cross Rome the mystic elements unfold.
The path of light is laid, the sacred test,
Let angels guide you on your lofty quest.
It is truly a majestic building ...
... to spend more time here.
At the roman forum there were several people actively digging and dusting new sections of the site.
Other highlights for us were the Vatican City's Sistine Chapel for Michelangelo's 'Creation of Adam' (two hands and fingers nearly touching) and 'The ...
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