Rome, the capital of Italy has been a major human settlement for almost three millennia. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, along the shores of the River Tiber.

It was first called The Eternal City by the Roman poets, then Capital of the World. After the fall of the Empire, Rome slowly fell under the political control of the Papacy, and in the 8th century it became the capital of the Papal States, which lasted until 1870. Almost all popes since Nicholas V (1447–1455) pursued a coherent architectural and urban development over four hundred years, aimed at making the city the artistic and cultural centre of the world. Therefore, Rome became first one of the major centres of the Renaissance, and then the birthplace of both the Baroque style and Neoclassicism. Famous artists, painters, sculptors and architects made Rome the centre of their activity, creating masterpieces throughout the city.
In 1871, Rome became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, which, in 1946, became the Italian Republic.

Mike and Alina explored Rome on September 30 and October 1-4, 2018.

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St. Peter Basilica, 1626; St. Peter Square.
1/3. Colonnade, Wall Mount Light.
2/3. Colonnade Pendant.
3/3. Pillar Torchiere around the Square.

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Grand Hotel de la Minerva; Minerva Square, 69.
Palace built in 1620; converted to hotel in 1800.
Canopy Bracket Pendant.

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Ministry of Education; Trastevere Ave, 76.
Stairs Parapet, Column Torchiere.

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Villa Borghese, 17th Century.
Piazzale Napoleone, 1.
Garden Lamp Post.

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Lamp Post at the Goethe Monument.
Villa Borghese Gardens.

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House with Clock, 1791.
Near Villa Borghese
Lamp Post on the Grounds.

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Palazzo Koch, 1892; Now Banka d'Italia.
Via Nazionale, 91.
1/3. Torchiere at the Main Entrance.
2/3. Side Entrance, Porch Pendant.
3/3. Lamp Post, Gate from Via Mazzarino.

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Palazzo Wedekind, 1660; Remodelled in 1838.
Now Publisher Building; Piazza Colonna, 366.
Archway Pendant.

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Piazza di Monte Citorio.
Lamp Post at the Obelisk of Montecitorio.
Ancient Egiptian Obelisk; Brought to Rome in 10BC.

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Montecitori Palace, 1653; Piazza di Monte Citori, 1.
Lamp Post at the Main Entrance.
Remodelled for Parliament in 1918.

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Madama Palace, 1505; Current Facade-1650s.
Torchiere at the Main Entrance
Senate Building since 1871.

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Lamp Post around the Piazza Navona.
Piazza with Neptune Statue (1878)
and three fountains: - Neptune (1579);
- del Moro (1575); - Four Rivers (17th Century).

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St. Angelo Pedestrian Bridge, 134 AD.
Parapet Lamp Post.

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Lamp Post along Ponte Umberto.
Also, Ponte Vittorio Emmanuelle II
and along some streets.

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Spanish Steps, 1725.
Parapet Lamp Post.

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Supreme Court, 1911; Piazza Cavour.
Archway Pendant.

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Torchiere near Trevi Fountain, 1762.

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Archway Pendant. Unknown Building.
Possibly, Via Nazionale.