The Anastylosis is done

Templum Pacis anastylosis

The Anastylosis is done

The Anastylosis is done

The recent event of the Vespasian Temple of the Peace anastylosis renewed the dialogue of the classical Romans heritages lovers:

More than relaxing conversations are real polemics, again, about, the old controversy of the archeological patrimony preservation. Seven columns of the western Portico of the Temple of Peace  soar again in the shining winter sky of Rome, lighted by thousands of Christmas decorations downtown streets. Not all the locals have noticed the news, but it has not gone unnoticed the “insiders” who splitted in two groups: the “puristic” and “Innovators” of the art restoration and conservation have divided the field: to keep in the same condition found buildings that time and man have deteriorated or partially destroyed, leaving scratch marks of history, or rebuild old buildings, especially of classical antiquity, through the reconstruction, with the original parts of the ancient structures?

Recostruction of the Temple

Recostruction of the Temple

Somebody actually believe that the operation that recourse to the concrete to pull up the columns that , otherwise,  without so massive insertions wouldn’t stand, because of the extreme fragmentation of materials left (pink granite from Assuan, Egypt). That’s why it had submitted a complaint to the High Council of Cultural Heritage. But two were the inspectorates involved and the project, strongly backed by former Mayor Marino, came to an end.

Emperor Vespasian had wanted this monument on the 74AD to celebrate the victory, and the reestablished harmony, after the Jewish war, inside it had carried precious relics from Jerusalem and not (including the famous Menorah), Domitian had finished, Septimius Severus had rearranged placing inside, one of the two libraries on the sides, the marble plan of the “Forma Urbis” (the marble city map, found in fragments), the Romans of the twenty-first century may now revise a part rebuilt, trying to imagine the ancient grandeur and this, ultimately, we believe, is certainly not a bad thing.

Our strolls among Ancient Rome are now enriched by a new, very interesting, attraction, so far, we just  imagined.

 

The Menorah brought in Rome, in the decorations of the Arch of Titus

The Menorah brought in Rome, in the decorations of the Arch of Titus

 

 

 

Column fragment, in the same position it collapsed, before the project leaves

Column fragment, in the same position it collapsed, before the project leaves

The Anastylosis is done

The Anastylosis is done

Pope Francis opens the Jubileum Holy door

Rome and the Jubilee of mercy

The last 8th of December, Pope Francis opened the extraordnary Jubilee of Mercy. During the upcoming  2016, Rome will show an image of itself that the wind of history makes so attractive in the eyes of those who, for the first time, walks along its streets.

Since the far 1300, the first one of Pope Bonifacio VIII to John Paul II, trough the different celebration, countless events have paved the path to the Eternal City to a modernity that is that just because originated from a past full of meanings.

Today Rome is what popes as Nicholas V, Sixtus IV, Julius II and Urban VII wanted to become architecturally and urbanistically; the city that welcomes, has always have been, in a hug that never disappoints.

Signs of history are everywhere, in the narrow streets of the ancient Suburra, trough the ruins of the Palatine hill, in the vastness of the squares, in the warm twilight of baroque churches, including golden stuccoes and statues that seem to interrogate the visitor to investigate their thoughts.

Where else in the world, a city can boast such an appeal? Why, for centuries people travel distances, sometimes huge, to reach Rome and to enjoy the astonishment that it causes? Why Rome has in it the perfect synthesis of civil, cultural, spiritual man reached over the centuries.

Pope Francis opened the Holy Door at St. Peter’s for this special Jubilee and so reconfirmed the function of Rome as the center of Christianity in the world, a center of mercy that can offer humanity the example of the right care for the weakest, in a millenarian vision of universal beauty.

Dearoma is ready to welcome friends from all over the world, not to miss the opportunity to explore the Eternal City on foot, by bike, Vespa or Calessino, during this year definitely special.

Bonifacio VIII indice il primo Giubileo

Bonifacio VIII issues the fist Jubileum on the 1300 AD

Pellegrini a Roma nel 1300

Pilgrims in Rome on the 1300 AD

Medaglia commemorativa del Giubileo del 1650 di Innocenzo X Pamphilj

Memorial Medal for the Jubileum of the 1650 under the Pope Innocenzo X Pamphilj

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Dawn of Rome Tour 2016

Tired of living chaotical and crowded days while you’re in your deserved holiday. Looking for something really special for your stay in Rome? You want to hear, really the sound of the hundreds fountains? That’s why Dearoma Tours issues the first Tour of the Dawn of Rome for the incoming 2016 season.

Be brave enough and wake up early, still in the night, Wepick up you at your Hotel. Depart to get the historical Janiculum hill, the best terrace to see sun rising from east burning mountains. Admire a stunning show, the oldest city in the world, its domes, its hills, its statues, lighting up.

Rome and its masterpieces that will be, finally, exclusively, at your disposal. One of the busiest city in the world will appears like a desert of Beauty.

Stop at the Trevi Fountain and see the God Ocean and its Horses; walk trough Piazza Navona listening the loud “Quattro Fiumi” fountain soundy noise; see the St.Peter square and Pope’s palace empty,  and then go to take photo to the Colosseum and its ghosts whispering stories of blood. There will be incredibly no people around the Amphiteatre (…only cats!).

And then, finally, the best part of the experience: stop for a real Roman breakfast with a delicious Maritozzo and a creamy Cappuccino in a Bar where locals are just becoming their day still yawning, they wouldn’t know you saw such a unique show!

We give you different choices to go around the Eternal City during the magical time of the sunrise. You could tour on board of a cool Vespa vintage being safely on the back of our trusted drivers, go cycling by bicycles, ride a stunning vintage Fiat500 or a classical Ape Calessino, so many options to live such a magical lifetime experience.

Found the experience you were looking for, send a Tour request at info@dearoma.it

 

 

Waiting for you still in the night

Waiting for you still in the night

During the Sunrise show, on the Janiculum hill

During the Sunrise show, on the Janiculum hill

Our deserved Maritozzo and Cappuccino

Our deserved Maritozzo and Cappuccino