Architecture in Rome

Visit because

The architectural and engineering prowess of the Roman Empire can still be seen throughout the historic centre of Rome. Extraordinary buildings chart the rise, dominance, and fall of Roman power; and of course the growth of Christianity. The Renaissance churches of Rome are the finest in the world.

Along with that of Ancient Greece, ancient Roman architecture is the foundation of Classicism, and has influenced every significant architectural movement.

Colosseum

The Colosseum

The largest Roman amphitheatre ever built, the Colosseum is an extraordinary achievement of Roman engineering. It is also the only building in the world to feature what has been termed the ‘Composite’ order of column.

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Pantheon

The Pantheon

The dome of the Pantheon is the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world, an extraordinary achievement for a building constructed in 26AD (or indeed at any point in history).

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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Central enfilade of the Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Uniquely, this is the only Medieval Gothic church in Rome.

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Visit because

The architectural and engineering prowess of the Roman Empire can still be seen throughout the historic centre of Rome. Extraordinary buildings chart the rise, dominance, and fall of Roman power; and of course the growth of Christianity. The Renaissance churches of Rome are the finest in the world.

Along with that of Ancient Greece, ancient Roman architecture is the foundation of Classicism, and has influenced every significant architectural movement.