Rome - the eternal city

Rome - the eternal city

Here at Student Guide, we feel a little silly when we sit here and write a travelogue about Rome. Because there's just some things you have to see when you come to Rome, and most of them high school teacher know what there is to see in Rome.
Here is yet a description of the things we want to see next time we go to Rome.

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To get the most out of a study trip to Rome, it is important to prepare the class well in advance. If you expect that students know a lot about the Romans and marble statues, one's confidence in the youth of Denmark well get a severe blow when visiting Rome. Rome is also growing in charm when you know more about the things you go and look at. Here at Student Guide, we recommend that you see a movie or two to get the spirit up with the little ones. Gladiator, and let now a heavy history discussion couchette is an excellent film, which if nothing else shows Colosseum use. A little (much) older model is Ben Hur, undeniably also gives a taste.

The tour of the city

It is obvious to stroll around the center of Rome as the historic center is not greater than one can go from one to the other place. There is the opportunity to buy into a tour of the city, but why but do it when you can get students to do the work at the same time that they can learn something. We recommend that home make a list of the things you want to see in Rome. Alternatively, you can have students do this. Then you divide the sights out among the students, who then introduce the different places and not least guide from place to place. You could record it when they walk around, and when the class comes home could assemble it into a small documentary. Technically, one could also let the students walk around even. It is not always, they get the most out of it, so therefore we recommend that you walk around together.

There is much to see in Rome ... -Pas you do not get stress
There are enormous many fine things to see in Rome. It is quite a sweat to think of all the things you do not get the opportunity to see. Therefore it is necessary that before departing getting ready, what priority and what people prefer to watch them. Many things are namely so great in itself, you can not get it all in one day. Here at Student Guide, we have compiled a list of the things that certainly should be part of the same considerations:

The impressive and famous Colosseum is an amphitheater with capacity for 50,000 spectators. It originally had 80 numbered entrances, which was used to lock the many spectators into an ingenious system of times, which led the people out of the seats. Under the scene there is a time system where scary gladiators and wild animals lived before they were brought in to fight for their own lives. You can feel the hairs stand when you go here and think of all the fates that here sat and waited for death.
Colosseum was inaugurated by Emperor the grim Titus in the year 80 e.Kr and quickly became a huge success. It is said that the inauguration lasted 100 days and that in this regard was killed in 1000 gladiators and 5000 wild animals. Northern Africa ran out of lions in a very short time because of the Romans and their love for the amphitheater, there were in all cities with self-respect.
Colosseum always makes an impression on virtually all students. Most have seen the movies and the edifice is so impressive that it is a shame not to stop by if you're at Rome.

Pantheon is one of the few ancient buildings which have been in use since it was built around the year 120 AD It is fascinating to be in a building that has seen Rome's mighty history up close. The building's cupola has a large opening to the outside, which gives a fantastic light in the room. Possibly the temple has been consecrated to all the gods - it suggests the name Pantheon. In 609 AD consecrated temple to the Christian church and given the name Santa Maria ad Martyres. Since the Renaissance, the building has been used as a burial church, including painter Rafael buried here. The dome, together with Florence Cathedral inspired Peter's Basilica.

St. Peter's Basilica:
St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano) is located in the tiny Vatican City State, and as the name suggests, the church built in honor of the apostle and fisherman Peter. St. Peter's Basilica is the largest church and was built between 1506 and 1626 at the place where Constantine the Great (306-337 AD) had let build a oldkristen basilica of Peter's tomb. Michelangelo was the chief architect from 1547 - according to his plans was built choir and the mighty dome. It is possible to go up into the dome and enjoy the beautiful view of Rome.

Inside the church are a number of important sights: the main altar of Bernini, Michelangelo's Pieta sculpture, which depicts the Virgin Mary sitting with Jesus after his crucifixion and Thorvaldsen's tomb of Pius VII. Also note Sweitzergardens that looks like something from a fantasy adventure, but do not be mistaken ... behind uniforms through the some of the best-trained soldiers in the world. Garden has existed for 500 years and even today teaches the soldiers fighting with spears and swords - supplemented with machine guns and tear gas.

As St. Peter's Basilica is the Catholic Church's holiest site, it is important that everyone have covered shoulders and legs when you go into the church otherwise you become friendly - but extremely determined - afvist- even though you have stood in the heat and waited for several hours ...

Peter Church is immensely impressive, not least because. Its size and tricking truly himself and his students, if you do not visit it during a visit to Rome. It is also exciting for students to see devout Catholics weep and the dead pope or kissing Jesus figure's feet.

Roman Forum:
The Roman Forum is rubble and looking next to the other monuments a little bit measly out. But appearances are deceiving, because the Roman Forum was anything but paltry in its heyday. It was quite the opposite
Ancient Rome's political, religious and commercial center.
In the royal period (753 -509 BC) lived kings of Rome Roman Forum, and erected temples of the major gods. In the period until the Empire introduction in 27 BC Forum was the political and cultural center of the Roman Empire; Instead, the scene of emperors propaganda, plays, and it was eg expressed and that was made splendid restorations of old buildings, built temples to the deified emperors and made great triumphal arches.

Over time, especially in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, was however removed as much material here that it is mainly building the foundations that remain.

Therefore, it is clearly an advantage if you have familiarized himself with the Forum's history, or that you hire a guide because otherwise you do not get the most out of the site.

Musei Vaticani
Vatican Museums housed in the Vatican palaces. The first museum collections were arranged by Pope Julius II in the early 1500s. Most of the collection is decorated in the 19th century. Vatican collections is incomprehensibly large, and therefore it is a good idea in advance to make you clear what collections / masterpieces that are important to look for just you. At the entrance to the museum, it is possible to follow four different routes (AB-CD), which is marked with a different color. All routes lead through the Sistine Chapel. The routes take from 1 hour to 5 hours, so here is something for the superficial and for the more geeky.

Time for something else!

All the cultural and historical can sometimes get very overwhelming and so it is good to have something else to get to grips with. It could, for instance. be a play or a business visit.

Time Elevator:
The show "Time Elevator Rome" is a good, fun and different way to get an insight into the history of Rome.

The audience is taken on a journey 3,000 years back into the history of Rome, where such is presented to the legends

Romulus and Remus, Caesar and Michelangelo, and I look at some of Rome's huge buildings such. Colosseum. The film is shown at 3 broad panorama screens, and the audience sitting in the chairs that are placed on platforms. These platforms rotates and used effects like wind and (a little) water during the show, so I can feel really present in ancient Rome. The effect is to make the show a fun and slightly different experience.

Many fashion companies headquartered in Rome like Fiat also has a large department here. Check with your travel agent, whom they have contacts with. There is also more of the major sites such. Ferrari not so crazy to f & aring; visit.

Out on the trip never sur

It's easy to get away from Rome. Contact your travel agency so they help find book a bus and then you can otherwise get out of the blue and discover even more great things. It could, for instance. be Pompeii and Herculaneum. Pompeii was an ordinary Roman provincial town - a thriving commercial city in southern Italy. It had hardly been a tourist magnet it is today if it were not for the single, fateful event, which occurred on August 24 79 AD, the volcano Vesuvius erupted. Pompeii was over 24 hours buried under a 4-5 meter thick layer of pumice and ash and shrouded in toxic fumes that helped to kill about 5,000 of the town's 20,000 residents. Today, Pompeii therefore a unique snapshot of life in a Roman trading town. Everything is preserved from temples, theaters, baths, a large amphitheater, shops, brothels, streets, houses and more. Especially impressive is the graffiti on the walls, that best shows how we humans not really think much differently than they did 2000 years ago. Also, several (about 2000) of the townspeople are immortalized in their death moment when ash layer formed a capsule about them. As the organic bodies so rotted, it left holes in the ash layer, as a reasonable brilliant archaeologist found to fill with material, so you can see the bodies in the moment of death. It all becomes very present when one can see the mother to protect the child or the person who has been lying and hiding under a table.
Pompeii therefore provides a fantastic introduction to the many different sides of a Roman provincial town. You will gain insight into the structure and the architecture, the Roman, politics and contemporary business and privacy. Here's homes from all walks of life and many different types. It should be equally noted that the finest examples of murals and mosaics are removed from the houses and the National Museum in Naples along with much of the other archaeological finds from Pompeii.

Remember to book time. This is quite important, one must say, because otherwise you do not get in.

Herculaneum is the little lost city, which also suffered the same fate as Pompeii, but that has not been nearly as hyped as Pompeii. Herculaneum, along with Pompeii destroyed and buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 years e.Kr and the city was hit by a burning ash cloud. After the ash cloud came the avalanche of floating ash and pumice and buried the city in less than 4 minutes. The mass penetrated and sealed everything - houses, tools, utensils, furniture and people. The city is extremely well preserved, so is materials like papyrus, wood and houses decorations often intact. The majority of the town is today still buried under 20 meters. Lava. Only about ¼ of the city is now excavated, including because the remaining part of the ancient city lies buried under the modern town of Resina. The entire town center with temples, baths, etc. Is not excavated. In return, the area was much used as a holiday resort for wealthy Romans, so
The trip to both Pompeii and Herculaneum will take about 3 hours. If you have a penchant for excursions there are many other places that also could be interested. It could, for instance. be an excursion to the Vesuvius crater, the ancient port cities Ostia Antica or the Etruscan tomb plates in Tarquinia and Cerveteri

The raised index finger

It's amazing how mature and independent and self-confident Danish high school students can be when they are on their own land. And how uncertain immature and bottom naive, the contrast can be when faced with them abroad.
It is important to do something out of inculcating students that Rome is a city of good and evil. Here is fun and life, but there are also murky side streets with suspects that life has not been good at.
Above all it is important to impress upon students that police in Italy is not as "good-natured" by the police at home. And if the police ask them to go over to the side, then they go off to the side. Otherwise, they count on a glorious night in detention and a one-way ticket home. In addition, they must be aware that it is not a good idea to be drunk in public. The police down there very little excited, we should say. Otherwise Rome is a glorious studietursby where there is far to the n & aelig; nearest pizzerias that the cheap money make pizzas that makes the angels sing and where there is fun, popular bars that always offers lyshårende Danish female students welcome.

In other words:

Rome goes you can never go wrong with. Rome lends itself very much as studietursby because it has so much to offer. The Eternal City has impressed man for thousands of years and will continue to do so a few thousand more ...

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