More Places Worth Visiting
, monument to King Victor Emmanual, who united Italy in 1861. This grandiose structure that dominates the Piazza Venezia
is also known as "the typewriter". The allusion may not be familiar to those of you who may never have seen an early typewriter, but
rest-assured that there is a resemblance. It holds the tomb of the Italian unknown soldier from WWI.
Trajan's Column: This 98 foot high tower was constructed in 113 AD in commemoration of the Roman Emperor Trajan under whom the Roman
Empire reached its farthest. A spiral bas-relief depicting two of the Emporer's military campaigns coils upward around its outside.
A cast copy of part of this column is in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
, perhaps hundreds, are in Rome, as this chronological list
indicates. They date from the 4th century, when Christianity began
to get established as a major religion. If you want to visit one other than St. Peters, you may want to try Santa Maria Maggiore
the Esquiline hill, which dates from 432 AD and was rebuilt over an earler church. Its interior is decorated with much gold and it
has a very tall 14th century bell tower.