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Tagged With "Colosseum"

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Be careful where you make your mark!

DrFumblefinger ·
  A Russian tourist was recently fined 20,000 Euro for defacing one of Italy's most beloved national symbols, the Colosseum, in Rome.   It's said to be the fifth act of vandalism to that ancient structure this year.   The Russian man...
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Rome will rebuild Colosseum floor, may host events

PHeymont ·
  Rome's Colosseum, the giant arena where gladiators fought and mock naval battles were staged has been without a floor since the 19th century. That's about to change, as Rome has earmarked over €18 million to restore the floor.   The...
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Rome's Spanish Steps closed for makeover

PHeymont ·
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck meet on the Spanish Steps in Roman Holiday (1953)   Rome has gotten more than its share of criticism in recent years for poorly-maintained monuments, but the pendulum may be swinging the other way. The iconic...
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Italy accused of 'fake' restoration in Roman Forum

PHeymont ·
The scene of the crime, so to speak: The Roman Forum with worksite    Photo: Corriere della Sera   Hot words are flying over use of "inappropriate" materials in a project to restore a 2000-year-old monument that's part of the Forum in...
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Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby takes a long stroll around a part of Rome missed on previous visits, the Forum & Palatine Hill.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 13, 2014: The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of the most famous structures of the Roman empire, the Colosseum, still stands some 2000 years after it was built.  It's a truly remarkable feat of architecture, engineering and craftsmanship -- one of the world's great iconic...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 1) Rome: Ruins of an Empire

DrFumblefinger ·
(Interior of the Colosseum, revealing tunnels below the floor) One of the challenges in crafting these blog posts is deciding how to best convey my impressions of a travel destination. How to best discuss a city as fascinating and historic as...
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German tourists up the wall at Colosseum

PHeymont ·
A pair of German tourists sneak through night-time security at Rome's Colosseum and scale its walls...and then post the exploit on YouTube.
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Phase I of Rome's Colosseum repairs complete

PHeymont ·
Another privately-funded project to save Rome's historic heritage completes part of the work on the Colosseum, funded by the Tod's group.
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