The Pantheon is a building in Rome and was built by Marcus Agrippa, a Roman statesman and general (c 63 BCE-12BCE) as a temple to all the gods of Rome and was rebuilt in the second century A.C.E. and still after two millenniums has the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world.


The Eternal City

Rome, Italy


Piazza Navona is a gathering place in Rome for artists displaying etchings and paintings with several fountains,the most famous being the Fountain of Four Rivers, the beautiful sculpture by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

The Pantheon was built as a temple to the Roman Gods and converted to a Roman Catholic Church in the 7th Century and is one of the best preserved of Roman buildings.


Many Egyptian obelisks that were brought to Rome during the era of the Roman Empire & were buried for a long time were uncovered and used as decorations for new structures being built in Rome in later years and the Emperor Caracalla (188-217 AD) brought the obelisk that decorates the Four Rivers Fountain in Piazza Navona to Rome.


Vendors and artists display artwork on paper and canvas suitable for framing and we enjoyed gelato from a bunch as we people watched visitors milling about Piazza Navona.


Links to Our Visit in 2009 to Italy

Rome Home Page
The Colosseum
The Arch of Constantine
The Arch of Titus
The Roman Forum
Santa Maria della Vittoria
Four Rivers Fountain
Castel Sant'Angelo
Pont Sant' Angelo
Vatican City
Trevi Fountain

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