Vliia D’Este, located at Tivoli near Rome, was commissioned in 1500 by Cardinal D’Este, grandson of the Borgia Pope Alexander VI. The Villa is a world heritage site, displaying spectacular Renaissance architecture and gardens. The gardens have some 500 water jets in fountains, pools and water troughs.
I made this movie from still shots and video clips taken with my Panasonic ZS40 camera on a visit in July 2014.
Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana) was built as a summer retreat for the Roman Emperor Hadrian between 118 and 134 AD near Tivoli, a town about 30km east of Rome. The Villa complex of more than 30 buildings covered an area of about 1 square km and included palaces, baths, temples and libraries.
One of the best preserved parts of the Villa is a pool (Canopus) embellished with columns and statues, adjoining an artificial grotto (Serapeum). This was a replica of a sanctuary of the god Serapis near Alexandria in Egypt.
The movie was made from still images taken on a visit to the Villa in July 2014.
The movie starts with a visit to the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs, which was built by Michelangelo in 1563 inside the ancient Roman Baths of Diocletian. In 2006 the sculptor Igor Mitoraj created new bronze doors and a sculpture of St John the Baptist for the Basilica. This is followed by views of the area around the ancient Roman Forum, then a visit to the Basilica of St Mary Major. The movie continues from Part 1.
I made this movie from still images and video clips taken with my Panasonic ZS40 camera on a visit in July 2014.
The movie starts with views of Rome from the square at the top of Janiculum Hill, west of the River Tiber. This is followed by views of the Tiber, the Castel Sant’Angelo, St Peter’s Basilica, a walk through the streets to the Piazza Navona and a visit to the Pantheon. The Pantheon, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa in 29 BC, was rebuilt by the Emperor Hadrian in about 126 AD and is the most complete ancient building in Rome. The movie concludes with a visit to the monument to Victor Emmanuel II and Trajan's Column.
The movie continues in Part 2.
I made this movie from still images taken with my Panasonic ZS40 camera on a visit in July 2014.
Rome’s Capitoline Museums face the Piazza del Campodoglio at the top of the Capitoline Hill. The existing design of the piazza and the surrounding palazzi was created by Michelangelo in the 16th century. The two main museum buildings are the Palazzo dei Conservatori and the Palazzo Nuovo, both having identical exterior facades. A gilt bronze equestrian statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, erected in 175 AD, stood in the piazza until 1981 when it was moved inside the museum and replaced by a replica. The museums house a large collection of important ancient Roman statues and other artiefacts as well as a collection of medieval and Renaissance art.
I made this movie from still images taken on a visit in July 2014.