Bilder fra Romaturene våre,

og fra Firenze

Oktober 2007, oktober 2008, mars 2010 og september 2013(sammen med Geir)
I oktober 2010 var vi i Roma sammen med Magnus og Elisabeth. Den turen har fått egen omtale.

endringer 26. mars 2021

Bydel Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini med
            Fontana del Tritone, Palazzo Barberini,
            Kirker i Via Veneto, Santa Maria della Vittoria
Bydel Quirinal:  Fontana di Trevi
Bydel Piazza_di_Spagna: Spansketrappa/Villa Medici/
            Pincio/Piazza Popolo,
Bydel Piazza della Rotunda
Bydel Piazza Navona, Pantheon og Piazza della Minerva,
Vatikanet, Castel San Angelo,
Bydel Janiculum
Bydel Trastevere og Tevere,
Bydel Aventin

Bydel Campo de Fiori
Bydel Capitol
Bydel Forum
Bydel Palatin: Colosseum
Bydel Caracalla
Bydel Laterano
Bydel Esquilin
Via Appia Antica.
Piazza della Repubblica
(to bilder)
Det er også bilder fra

Romas flyplass Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino
og Leonardo-ekspressen

Dessuten fra turene ut av Roma til: Ostia, Tivoli og
Firenze med Chiantidistriktet

tilbake til 1. side

Nown tekster er fra  Gyldendals Reiseguider, Roma



Fra flyplassen Fiumicino går det greit med Leonardoekspressen.
Den kjører direkte (men ikke spesielt fort) til Roma Termini.

Via Veneto
Located above the altar of the Cornaro Chapel in Rome’s Santa Maria della
Vittoria, Bernini’s The Ecstasy of St. Teresa represents an episode from the
life of the saint as recorded in her spiritual autobiography.
Teresa describes an angel carrying a fire-tipped spear with which he pierces
her heart repeatedly, an act that sends her into a state of spiritual rapture.
“The pain,” she writes, “was so severe that it made me utter several moans.
The sweetness caused by this intense pain is so extreme that one cannot
possibly wish it to cease, nor is one’s soul then content with anything but
(The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila by herself, Chapter 29)

Ikke noe å si på frokosten på hotellet.  (2.10.2007)

Via XX Settembre. 
Trærne er appelsintrær,
fulle av appelsiner.

To ganger har vi bodd her på
Imperial Palace hotel

(bildet er tatt 30.9.2007)

The exclusive Empire Palace Hotel

is located in the modern district of
Sallustiano, that was created in
1921 on the northern part of the
Quirinale hill.
The area har always been
characterized by elitism since the
ancient times because of presence
of the Horti Sallustiani (43 a.C.).
Around them, since the end of the
Republic and during the entire
Imperial age, there were the house
of the rich Roman magistrates.
The Quirinale hill was limited by
the ancient Via Alta Semita, whose
route was changed in 1561 by
Pope Pius IV, in honour of whom
it was called Via Pia. It
corresponds to the present Via del
Quirinale and Via XX Settembre.
Prestigeious villas were built one
after the other on the site.
They all had a lodge and they were surrounded by wonderful gardens and outdoor
......The prestigious Empire Palace is located in the heart of this part of the city,
in the refined rooms of a palece thst was built by Nani Mocenigo the same year
Rome became capital. Mocenigo was member of an extremely important Venetian
family and he chose the palace as his residence in the eternal city.
(Fra skilt på veggen til hotellet)


Kirkene i Roma er kunstmuseer.
Her er vi kommet til Santa Maria
della Vittoria.

Til høyre:
I kirken er et av Berninis mest kjente
verk, statuen av den hellige Teresa. (1646)

(bildet er tatt 8.3.2010)

Bildet er fra

The sloping site had formerly been
occupied by a garden-vineyard of the
Sforza family, in which a palazzetto
had been built in 1549. The sloping
site passed from one cardinal to
another during the sixteenth century,
with no project fully getting off the
When Cardinal Alessandro Sforza
met financial hardships, the still
semi-urban site was purchased in
1625 by Maffeo Barberini, of the
Barberini family, who became
Pope Urban VIII.

fToday, Palazzo Barberini houses the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte
Antica, one of the most important painting collections in Italy.
(Vi var der april 2015)

Mye god mat i Italia   (bildet er tatt 2013)
Piazza Barberini med Tritonefontenen passerer vi på vei mot sentrum.
(Gjelder flere av hotellene vi har bodd på)
Fontenen ble skapt av Bernini for pave Urban VIII Barberini i 1642.
(bildet er tatt 30.9.2007)


Geir på vandring i Romas gater


Her i følge med Grete (2013)

Bydel Quirinal
Ikke langt fra Piazza Barberini finner vi Trevifontenen.
Grete kaster mynt i Fontena di Trevi.
Så blir det flere turer til Roma.
(Jeg kastet mynt i brønnen første gang i
1968, og det er blitt mange nye turer
til Roma.) 
(bildet er tatt 30.9.2007)

Fontenen er utformet av Nicola Salvis og ble ferdig i 1762.
På bildet ser vi Triton og en "havhest"
Stedet markerte opprinnelig avslutningen av Aqua Virgoakvedukten som ble
bygd i 19 f.Kr.
  (bilde 8.3.2010)

Trevi Fountain
is the most beautiful fountain in Rome. Measuring some 20 meters
in width by 26 meters in height, Trevi Fountain is also the largest fountain in the city.
The origins of the fountain go back to the year 19 B.C., in which period the fountain
formed the end of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct. The first fountain was built during the
Renaissance, under the direction of Pope Nicholas V.
The final appearance of the Trevi Fountain dates from 1762, when after many years
of works at the hand of Nicola Salvi, it was finalized by Giuseppe Pannini.
Interestingly enough, the name of Trevi derives from Tre Vie (three ways), since the
fountain was the meeting point of three streets.

The myth of the Trevi Fountain

Why are there always people in the fountain throwing coins into the water and
taking photos of themselves?
The myth, originating in 1954 with the movie
"Three Coins in the Fountain," goes like this:

  • If you throw one coin: you will return to Rome.
  • If you throw two coins: you will fall in love with an attractive Italian.
  • If you throw three coins: you will marry the person that you met.
In order to achieve the desired effect, you should throw the coin with your
right hand over your left shoulder.

An interesting statistic is that approximately a million euros worth of coins
are taken from the fountain each year. Since 2007 this money has been used
to support good causes.   (28.8.2019)


Vi er fortsatt ved Trevifontenen. Kirken er Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
(bildet er tatt 30.9.2007)

Ved Fontana di Trevi er det alltid mye folk.   (bilde 16.10.2008)

Trevifontena april 2
The Fountain of Moses
was built in 1587-1588 by
Domenico Fontana, who
designed a blind triumphal
arch with three large
In the central niche stands
a large statue of Moses,
flanked on either side by
reliefs depicting biblical

The central figure of Moses
lends its name to the
monumental fountain.
The imposing statue was
created by Prospero Antichi
(also known as
Prospero Bresciano).

According to local lore the sculptor tried to measure up to Michelangelo,
who created
a statue of Moses in the nearby San Pietro in Vincoli church.
But the sculptor made the mistake of not creating a model and he carved
the statue out of a block of marble that was lying on the ground instead of
standing upright. As a result its proportions where not correct. When the
statue was revealed to the public it was ridiculed and Prospero Antichi is
said to have committed suicide out of sorrow.

Le Quattro Fontane, Styrkens (eller Junos) fontene. (28.9.2013)
Det er fire fontener festet til bygningene i krysset mellom to travle gater.
De stammer fra den store byfornyelsen av Roma under Sixtus V  (1585-1590)
En fontene representerer elveguden som er fulgt av ulvinnen, tydelig
Tevere. Den andre mannlige skikkelsen kan være Arno. De kvinnelige
skikkelsene representerer styrke og trofasthet eller gudinnene Juno og
Diana. (Over er Diana)(fra Gyldendals reiseguider)

Quattro Fontane
Dianafontena etter rengjøring

Quattro Fontane, elveguden
som er fulgt av ulvinnenTevere

Fontenen på Piazza Quirinale   (23.9.2013)
Piazza Quirinale

Statuen Castor og Pollux
(rytterkunstens beskyttere)
og de steilende hestene
deres står på plassen.
De 5,5 meter høye statuene
er romerske kopier av greske
originaler fra 400-tellet f.Kr.


Presidentpalasset, eller Palazzo del Quirinale april 2015
The palace, located on the Via del Quirinale and facing onto the Piazza del
Quirinale, was built in 1583 by Pope Gregory XIII as a papal summer residence.
The pope wanted to find a location which would have been far away from the
 humidity and stench coming from the river  Tiber and the unhealthy conditions
of the Lateran Palace, therefore the Quirinal hill was one of the most suitable
places in Rome.
On the site, there was already a small villa owned by the  Carafa family and
rented to Luigi d'Este.The pope commissioned the architect Ottaviano
Masherino to build a palace with porticoed parallel wings and an internal
court. The project was not fully completed due to the death of the pope in 1585
but it is still recognisable in the north part of the court, especially in the double
loggia facade, topped by the panoramic Torre dei venti (tower of the winds) or
Torrino. To the latter, a bell tower was added according to a project by Carlo
Maderno and Francesco Borromini.

The Quirinal Palace (known in Italian as the Palazzo del Quirinale or simply
Quirinale) is a historic building in Rome, the current official residence of the
president of the Italian Republic.

Caravaggioutstilling i Scuderie del Quirinale

(10.3.2010) Scuderie del Quirinale ligger på Piazza del Quirinale

Archeologists believe that the
sculptures’ original homes were inside
the Temple of the God Traiano, which
stood in the Forum named for him.
They were discovered in 1586 during
the reconstruction of the Palazzo
Bonneli, the future residence of
Cardinal Michael Bonelli, which was
located between Traina Column and
the present-day Palazzo Valentini.
The Cardinal, practicing what we call
“home depot,” used the heads to
decorate his Palace, and it was at this
time that the rhino and elephant were
constructed in the Renaissance period.
Also during this period some elements
of the sculptures were restored, such
as the mane of the horse and the horns
of the ox and the ram.
The sculptures resided in Palazzo
Bonelli until 1878, at which time
they were placed in the Roman

April 2015

They were placed in their
current location, the Michelangelo
Cloister, in the 1900’s, where they
surround the fountain constructed
in 1695 (Plaque: Archeological
Museum at Hadrian’s Baths).
(tekst fra 2015)

Diocletians termer april 201
The baths were built between 298 and 306 AD by Maxentius who had the
complex named Thermae Diocletiani, after Diocletian, an emperor who has
been cast in a bad light by religious historians for his persecution of
Christians but in fact was actually a very capable and fair ruler.
The Bathing Ritual
For Romans, bathing was a social event and the huge bathing complexes
reflected their importance in Roman society. A visit to a bath complex like
that of Diocletian started in the apodyterium, where visitors stored their clothes.
They then progressed to the frigidarium (the cold water), the tepidarium
(warm water) and the caldarium (hot water). Some visitor went to the
sudatorium (sauna) before going to the caldarium.
Men and women bathed separately.
But a visit to the baths was more than just about getting clean and relaxed.
People came here to socialize, discuss politics, recount daily events and gossip.
It was also a fitness and leisure center: there was a swimming pool, a massage
room and complexes like that of the Baths of Diocletian boasted amenities
such as sporting facilities, libraries and meeting halls.
The Bathing Complex
The Baths of Diocletian measured 356 meters long and 316 meters wide
(about 1200 x 1000 ft)
and were the largest of the approximately nine hundred
bath houses in Rome. The enclosed
complex was structured similarly to the
Baths of Trajan and BAth of Caracalla, with a central
axis around which the
actual baths were located. Water was led to a large water basin via the
Iovia, a branch of the Aqua Marcia aqueduct. The water basin was situated near
current Termini train station, which derived its name from the thermae.

Midt på plassen står Fontana delle Naiadi.
Fontenen er laget av Mario Rutelli.
De fire  nakne bronsenymfene førte til litt av en skandale da de ble avduket i 1901.


Vi har også vært i kirke Santi Vinconzi e Ananstasio

Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a Trevi ("Saints Vincent and Anastasius at Trevi") is a
Baroque church in Rome, the capital of Italy. Built from 1646 to 1650 to the design
of architect Martino Longhi the Younger[2] and located in close proximity to the
Trevi Fountain and the Quirinal Palace, for which it served as parish church, it is
notable as the place where the precordia and embalmed hearts of 25 popes from
Sixtus V to Leo XIII are preserved.Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a Trevi lies on the
location of a medieval church, mentioned in 962 in a bull by Pope John XII as a b
ranch of the San Silvestro in Capite basilica as well as in 15th century records.
Known as Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio since the 16th century, it was rebuilt in
the Baroque style and completed in 1650.

Kirker i bydelen Quirinal
(april 2015)
Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, better known by its shorter name
Santa Maria degli Angeli, is a unique Renaissance church in Rome. Designed by
Michelangelo, it was built inside the Roman walls of the Baths of Diocletian. It is
dedicated to the Virgin Mary, to the angels, and to the Christian slaves who died
building the baths. Like most churches in Rome, Santa Maria degli Angeli is filled
with art and monumental tombs and also has some holy relics.
Chiesa di San Carlino alle
Quattro Fontane (april 2015)

This is one of two small Baroque
churches close together on the ridge
of the Quirinal Hill, the other being
Sant'Andrea al Quirinale.
Together they are now recognized
as being on of the great
architectural experiences of
Europe, and attract many
discerning visitors from worldwide.

The two churches are a pair
of complementary masterpieces
by the two titanic rivals of the
architectural world of 17th
century Rome, Francesco
Borromini and Gian Lorenzo
Bernini. The personalities
of these two geniuses are
reflected in their respective
churches. Bernini was the
talented son of a successful
society sculptor, brought up to
be sophisticated and
self-confident, and his church
of Sant' Andrea is his exercise
in Baroque as theatre.
Borromini had a difficult
upbringing and struggled
with mental illness
(he eventually committed
suicide), but his neurotic
reclusiveness masked a
brilliant analytical mind
and his church of San Carlo
is his demonstration of
Baroque as mathematics.

Sant'Andrea al Quirinale (april 2015)

Sant'Andrea al Quirinale is a splendid Baroque church designed by Bernini in
Rome. It is a tender scene to imagine: the great Baroque architect, Gian Lorenzo

Bernini, in his last years, sitting for hours in this gem of a church, admiring the

wondrous space he had created. A painter, sculptor, architect, playwright and

stage designer, Bernini fashioned a visually integrated masterwork, which tells

the story of Sant'Andrea's martyrdom and ascension into heaven.

The novel elliptical worship space, with the entry on the long side, thrusts one
immediately into the action, and one can sit for hours admiring the church's
spectacular features, from paintings to sculpture, from the rich coffered dome to
the sumptuous pink marble columns. This church truly is a sight for sore eyes,
and must have been even more so before our electronic age.
Santa Maria ai Monti
Situated on the sloping terrain above
the ancient forums of Rome, near Via
Cavour, at 41 Via della Madonna dei
Monti, the church was commissioned
by Pope Gregory XIII
in 1580 to
celebrate the discovery of a
miraculous 15th-century image of
Our Lady with Sts Lawrence and
, found in the ruins of a
nearby convent of the
Poor Clares,
and which now hangs over the high

Bildet fra:

A copy is taken in procession through the streets on
26 April each year.

The church was designed by Giacomo della Porta with
a façade inspired by his prior work of the Church of the Gesu.
It has two rows of Corinthian pilasters that are connected
with volutes. (The façade was renovated in 1991–92)
Above the door is a dedicatory inscription
and votive niches. The work was continued by
Carlo Lombardi and Flaminio Ponzio. Original to this phase
are the statues by Giovanni Anguilla of the four major
prophets of the Old Testament in the niches of the dome (1599).

Bydel Piazza di Spagna

Øverst i den Spanske Trappa er det mange souvenirselgere.

Øverst i den Spanske Trappa   



Grete tar en hvil i den
Spanske Trappa.
På 1600-tallet bestemte de franske eierne av kirken Trinita dei Monti seg
for å forbinde kirken med Piazza di Spagna ved hjelp av en flott trapp.
Trappen ble ikke bygd før 1726.

(bilde 30.9.2007)


Piazza di Spagna med Fontana della Barcaccia. Fontenen ble utformet enten
av Gian Lorenzo Bernini eller av hans far Pietro. (Barcaccia betyr ubrukelig,
gammel båt.)

På plassen ligger tesalongen Babingtons som ble åpnet i 1896 av to engelske
kvinner, Anna Maria og Isabel Cargill Barbington.

Navna Piazza di Spagna
På 1600-tallet hadde Spanias ambassadør til pavestolen sitt hovedkvarter på
piazzaen, og området rundt ble ansett som spansk territorium. Utlendinger som uforvarende kom inn på området, risikerte å bli tvunget inn i den spanske hæren.

(bilde 30.9.2007)
Like ved den Spanske Trappa ligger
Villa Medici.
Villaen er fra 1500-tallet. Ferdinando
de Medici kjøpte den i 1576.
I dag holder det fransk akademiet
til i villaen.  (30.9.2007)

Pinciohagene (23.9.2013)

Fontana del Mose Salvator,  Mosesfontena

Bildet er tatt april 2015
Hydrochronometer is a kind of a
water clock. It has the shape of a
wooden pinnacle made of cast iron
fused as tree trunks, while its four
dials are visible from every direction.

In 1867 Fr. Giovan Battista Embriaco,
O.P., inventor and professor of the
College of St. Thomas in Rome,
created a hydrochronometer and sent
it to the Paris Universal Exposition of
1867, where it received many prizes.

A hydrochromometer was built on
Hill in Rome at the
Palazzo Berardi. In 1873,
the Water
clock was in Rome and was placed

in Villa Borghese gardens into a
realized by the architect
Gioacchino Ersoch.

It's still placed there and

Det er heller ikke langt til Piazza Poppolo
Fra terrassen er det fin utsikt over Roma. Rett bak terrassen ligger Pincio-hagene.
(Fontena er Neptunfontena,  Fontana del Nettuno. Bilde 3.10.2007)  


Fontana dei Leoni eller La Fontana dell'Obelisco

Between the elegant Pincio, and the banks of the Tevere, Piazza del Popoloyawns
into an enormous ellipse. Churches, fountains, monuments, and marble memoirs
of historic events in Rome both ancient and modern tastefully embellish the square.

Since antiquity, the city's Northern entrance formed a vestibule into the city
through the gate in the Aurelian Walls. Though now known as Porta del Popolo,
it has had various names over the centuries.

Originally called Porta Flaminia by the Emperor Aurelianus who commissioned its
construction, during the Early Medieval period, it was called Porta San Valentino,
after the nearest Catacomb. Finally the name Porta del Popolo was agreed on, as
the church adjoining the gate is Santa Maria del Popolo.


I kirken Santa Maria del Popolo:

The conversion on the way to
, by Caravaggio
Vannski, konstruert av
Leonardo da Vinci.
Bildet er fra en utstilling på
Piazza Popolo 2013

Piazza del Popolo itself was known as Piazza del Trullo in the Middle Ages,
after the conical fountain which once stood in the centre of the square,
reminiscent of a characteristic South-Italian dwelling. Its present name may
be due to the poplar tree, known in Latin as "populus" which also meant
people, an apt association, as various public events such as fairs,
games and dramatic executions were held there.

Såpebobler på Piazza del Popolo
Fontena er Neptunfontena,  Fontana del Nettuno

Fredsalteret Ara Pacis
Alteret hyller freden leiser Augustus skaffet over hele middelhavsomrpdet
etter seierrike felttog i Gallia og Spania. monumentet ble bestilt av senatet
i 13 f. Kr og fullført 4 år senere. Det ble plassert slik at skyggen fra det store
soluret på Campus Martius ville falle på det på Ausgustus fødselsdag.
(Gyldendals reiseguider)

Andre steder vi har besøkt i
bydelen Spagna

Italy oozes fashion, design and a love
for the fine and beautiful things in life.
While Milan is home to many of the
world's most fashion houses,
Rome certainly ranks at the top, too.
The world-famous Via dei Condotti is
simply a designer shoppers' paradise.
Via Condotti - handlegate med
"de eleganteste butikkene i et
av de eleganteste
handleområdene i verden"

Kirker i Spagna

Detalj fra søyle i kirken Trinita dei Monti,
som legger på høyden over den Spanske
Kirken ble bygget av franskmennene
i 1495.

In 1494, Saint Francis of
Paola, a hermit from
Calabria, bought a vineyard
from the papal scholar and
former patriarch of
Aquileia, Ermolao Barbaro,
and then obtained the
authorization from Pope
Alexander VI to establish a
monastery for the Minimite
Friars. In 1502, Louis XII of
France began construction
of the church of the Trinità
dei Monti next to this
monastery, to celebrate his
successful invasion of Naples.
Building work began in a
French style with pointed late
Gothic arches, but construction

Bydel Piazza della Rotunda

Pantheon "templet for alle guder, senere kirke.
Pantheon ble bygget av keiser Hadrian (118-125 e. kr.)   (28.9.2013)

Raffeals grav i Pantheon
Over graven står en Madonna av Lorenzetto (1520)
(bildet fra 26.9.2013)

Raffaello Santi, bedre kjent som Rafael (født 6. april 1483, død 6.april 1520),
var en maler og arkitekt under den italienske renessansen. Han ble også kalt
Raffaello Sanzio, Raffaello de Urbino og Rafael Sanzio de Urbino.

Piazza della Minerva,
med kirken Santa
Maria Sopre
Minerva ligger
like ved Pantheon.

(Pantheon sees
bak elefanten)
I kirken står statuen
Jesus med
korset, laget av
Michelangelo i 1521

Elefanten er hogget av
Ercole Ferrata
etter Berninis tegning. 

På Piazza della Minerva ligger også kirken Santa Maria Sopre Minerva.
Vi var inne i den i 2013.

The only Gothic church in Rome, the Basilica Santa Maria sopra Minerva
(Basilica of St. Mary over Minerva) is so named because it was built
directly on the foundations of a temple to Minerva, the goddess of wisdom.

The basilica that stands today was begun in 1280. Architectural changes
 and redecorations in the 1500s and 1900s stripped it of some of its
magnificence, but it still includes an awe-inspiring collection of medieval
and Renaissance tombs.

Palazzo Doria Pamphilj
De eldste delene av
bygningen er fra 1435.
Familiesamlingen i galleriet har
mer enn 400 malerier
fra 1400-1700-tallet.

Galleriet er åpent
for publikum.



Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola
The Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola
at Campus Martius (Italian: Chiesa
di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola in Campo
Marzio, Latin: Ecclesia Santi Ignatii

a Loyola in Campo Martio) is a Roman Catholic titular church, of deaconry rank, dedicated to Ignatius of Loyola, the
founder of the Society
of Jesus, located in Rome, Italy. Built in Baroque style
between 1626 and
1650, the church functioned originally as the chapel of the adjacent Roman College, that moved in
1584 to a new larger building and
was renamed the Pontifical Gregorian

Bydel Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona
Noen må rydde opp etter turistene.

Lunsjtid (28.9.2013)

"The Inspiration of St. Matthew"
malt av
Caravaggio i 1602 
befinner seg i kirken San Luigi
deu Francesi

(ved Piazza Navona)

Michelangelo Merisi da
Caravaggio, italiensk maler;
tilhører den romerske skole
og er den tidlige barokks
fremste mester.
Etter korte studier i Milano
og Venezia drog han til
Roma, hvor han slo igjennom.

Caravaggio ble født 1573 og
døde 1610.
Vi har også vært i kirken Sant Andrea della Valle (2007)

Sant'Andrea della Valle in Rome serves up everything you'd expect in a Baroque
church: history, artistic treasures, opulence, and dramatic grandeur.
Not surprisingly, Puccini set the opening act of his opera, Tosca, there.
The opera opens in the fictional Capella Attavanti, where the artist Cavaradossi
is painting the portrait of the Marchesa Attavanti for the family chapel.
Cavaradossi's lover, Tosca, arrives expressing jealousy over the subject of the
painting. As a result, Cavaradossi sings of his undying devotion to the lovely
Tosca. No such chapel exists, though most scholars agree the church's
sumptuous Barberini Chapel inspired Puccini.

Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

Bildet over: Det blir hevdet at Rio de la Platas atletiske skikkelse som kryper
sammen med armen i været uttrykker Berninis frykt for at den nærliggende
kirken Sant Agnese in Agone skal falle sammen. Kirken er utformet av hans
rival Borromini.
Dette kan ikke være rikitg.  Bernini var ferdig med fontenen før Borromini
startet arbeidet med kirken.

Piazza Navona er en populær møteplass.
Det er tre fontener på plassen, Bassenget på Fontana di Nettuno i nordenden av
plassen er bygd av Giacomo della Porta i 1576, mens statuene av Neptun og
nereidene er fra 1800-tallet.
Midt på plassen står Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, bygd for pave Innocens X Pamphilj
og avduket i 1651. Bernini utformet fontenen og den ble betalt med svært
upopulære skatter på brød og andre viktige varer.
Vatikanstaten, offisielt
Stato della Città del Vaticano,
pavens suverene
område, ligger i nordvestlige del av
Italias hovedstad, Roma, og er
verdens minste
selvstendige stat i
både areal og folkemengde.

Vatikanstaten omfatter selve
Vatikanets administrasjons-bygninger,
hager, museer,
verksteder og
trykkerier, Peterskirken og

Petersplassen samt en gruppe
embets- og
bolighus. Hertil kommer
en rekke bygninger
utenfor Vatikanet
med pavelig eksterritorialrett,

i Roma eller omegnen.
Blant dem er også
sommerresidens Castel Gandolfo i Albanerfjellene.

Den Grønnkledde.
Sett utenfor Castel Sant Angelo

Castel San Angelo
Borgen Sant Angelo
Borgen har navn etter den visjonen pave Gregor den store hadde av
erkeengelen Mikael på dette stedet. Den ble bygd i 139 e.Kr. som keiser
Hadrians mausoleum. Siden har den hatt mange roller: del av keiser
Aurelians bymus, festning og fengsel i middelalderen og residens for
pavene i tider med politisk uro.

Engelen Michael
på toppen
av Castel
San Angelo

Kapellet på toppen av
bygningen ble midt på
1500-tallet erstattet
med en stor
utført av Raffaello
da Montelupos,
denne ble 1752
avløst av

Geir på den øverste terrassen på Castel Sant Angelo.
Utsikt mot Peterskirken.   (28.9.2013)

Kaffe og øl på kafeen på Castel Sant Angelo. (28.9.2013)
Det er lang kø til Vatikanmuseet. (Men det går utrolig raskt framover i køen.)
Bygningen var opprinnelig pavepalasser.   (3.10.2007)

Køen var ikke fullt så lang en regnværsdag i mars.  (9.3.2010)

Spiraltrappen ble tegnet av
Guiseppe Momo i 1932.


Også i Vatikanstaten kan det
være veldig vått
.   (9.3.2010)

Man må være rett antrukket i kirkene.
Karl Martin gjør seg klar til et besøk i
Peterskirken.  (2.10.2007)

Vi var en tur oppe i kuppelen også.
På vei ned kommer man til denne
terrassen. Her er det en liten butikk.


Den første Peterskirken ble bestitl av keiser Konstantin og sto ferdig i 349 e.Kr.
På 1400-tallet begynte den å rase sammen, så i 1506 la pave Julius II
til en ny kirke. Det tok over hundre år å bygge kirken.
Bilde: Messe på Petersplassen søndag 29. september 2013)

Gregorio XIII in Basilica di San Pietro.  Fra Peterskirken   (29.9.2013)

The tomb of Pope Gregory XIII in
St Peter's is one of Rusconi's

Like most such memorials
in the early eighteenth century,
it is subscribed to the basic
formula of Algardi's tomb of
Leo XI, albeit with Berninesque
touches. Religion looks up to
the figure of the Pope giving
benediction as Fortitude lifts
the massive drapery to reveal
a sarcophagus with a relief
commemorating the Gregorian
emendation of the calendar.
Despite the ostensible religious
context of the monument, its
focal point remained
the Pope as enlightened
reformer rather than spiritual
Pope Gregory VIII (Latin: Gregorius VIII; c. 1100/1105 – 17 December 1187),
born Alberto di Morra, reigned from 25 October to his death in 1187.

Utsikten fra kuppelen på Peterskirken

Denne brømte

ble ferdig i 1499 da

var bare 25 år.

En kopi av skulpturen
står i katedralen i
St. Paul, Minnesota

Bydel Janiculum

The History of the Hill
The Janiculum was the second highest hill in Ancient Rome. It was believed
to be the
center for the cult of the god Janus, hence its name. Because of its
stunning location
overlooking the city, it is thought that the cult's priests
would stand atop the hill and
look for auspices - signs from the gods.

When the Aurelian Wall was built around Rome in the third century AD it
made its way
up the Janiculum Hill so that the water mills that were used
to grind corn and make
bread were inside the city. The ancient water mills
were in use until around the end
of ninth century.

Almost a millennium later Janiculum Hill was the site of a memorable battle.
In 1849,
Giuseppe Garibaldi fought against French troops attacking Rome.
Even though the
French well outnumbered Garibaldi's troops, they were
able to resist the French army
for several weeks. This event prompted the
construction of a number of monuments
on the hill that pay homage to
Garibaldi and his comrades, who were instrumental
in the creation of a
united Italy.

Utsikt fra Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi i Janiculum.
Vi gikk hit opp fra Vatikanet. På plassen kjøpte vi kaffe og is,
før vi gikk ned til Trastevere.


Karl Martin på toppen
av Jaiculum.

Like ved står det store
som ble reist
i 1895.
Denne monumentalfontenen er bygd
til minne om gjenåpningen i 1612 av en akvedukt som opprinnelig ble bygd av
keiser Trajan i 109 e. Kr.
Akvedukten ble omdøpt til dell´Acqua
Paola etter Paul V,  Borghese-paven som
ga ordre om restaureringen.

Da fontenen ble bygd hadde den fem
små bassenger, men i 1690 endret Carlo
Fontana utseende og la til det store
bassenget man ser i dag. Til tross for
mange lover for å hindre dem har
generasjoner av romere brukt det
 praktiske ferskvannsbassenget til
bading og vask av grønnsaker.

(Gyldendals reiseguider)
Fontana dell´Acqua Paola i Janiculum

Janiculum står minnersmerket over:
Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeira. Mest kjent som Anita Garabaldi.
Gift med Giuseppe Garabaldi.
Fra plakat ved monumentet: An event during the war fought for freedom and
independence of the Rio Grand do Sul Republic; whilst Garabaldi was away,

his camp was suddenly attacked and stormed during the night. Anita managed
to escape capture by jumping onto a horse and galloping away with her baby
who had been born a few days before.  (27.9.201

Trastevere is a picturesque medieval area located on the west bank of the Tiber.
The area escaped the grand developments which changed the face of central
Rome, and is a charming place to wander, eat or relax.

Trastevere (TrasTEVeh-ray)is named for its position 'over the Tiber'. Separated
from the heart of central Rome by the river, the area retained its narrow lanes
and working-class population when the rest of Rome began its
nineteenth-century expansion.Tourists are charmed by Trastevere, although
they descend in numbers which slightly obscure the area's personality.
From being the last surviving pocket of earthy medieval Rome, the
neighbourhood has also become unique in Rome in attracting a crowd of young
crusty-locked foreign beggars, buskers and alcoholics. Internet cafes are
side-by-side with gloomy ancient premises of uncertain function, and you can
choose from trendy bars and traditional chocolate shops. Still, despite the
influx of foreign money, Trastevere still maintains a strong local identity
The heart of Trastevere is Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, a
pedestrianised square piazza lined with restaurants and pricey bars, faded
palazzi, and the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere.
The steps surrounding the pretty central fountain are a popular hang-out
spot for a non-typical crowd (watch out for unwashed jugglers).
Heading up the lane to the right of the church, and choosing one of the
right-hand turnings, you enter into the maze of narrow lanes at Trastevere's
heart. Plants scramble down walls from garden terraces, washing hangs out
to dry, and chipped Virgin Marys look down from shrines on street corners.
The streets close to the river and south of Viale Trastevere are much quieter
and there are several unpretentious restaurants where you can enjoy a
peaceful meal at an outdoors table. The church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere
is one of Rome's more interesting churches. The statue by the altar is based on
the body of the patron saint of music, martyred St. Cecilia, which was found
undecayed in her coffin in the sixteenth-century. From here, it's a short walk
to visit the Isola Tiberina   (Tiber Island).

Gate i Trastevere

Trastevere er en stor attraksjon hele året på grunn av restaurantene,
klubben og kinoene, men også på grunn av den pittoreske labyrinten av
smale,brosteinsbelagte gater og smug.

Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, møteplassen for backpackere.    (19.10.2008)

Det er mange små kafeer i Trastevere. Her venter Karl Martin på servering.
Fra kirken Santa Maria in Trastevere

St. Anthony of Padua, a Franciscan monk who is
 frequently shown holding the child Jesus
Santa Maria in

Denne basilikaen som
sannsynligvis var den
første som ble bygd for
offisiell kristen
gudsdyrkelse i Roma,
ble sentrum for

Ifølge legenden ble
kirken bygd av pave
Callixtus I på 200-tallet
da kristendommen
fremdeles var en

Dagens kirke er
fra 1100-tallet.
Gyldendals reiseguider

Ponte Sisto over Tevere med Peterskirken i bakgrunnen   (2.10.2007)
Bydel Campo de Fiori (17.10.2008)

Campo de' Fiori (omtrent: Blomsterfeltet, eller Blomsterenga – misvisende er
navnet blitt oppfattet som Blomstermarkedet, fordi plassen i dag huser et
marked, som blant annet selger blomster. Men i virkeligheten stammer
navnet fra overgangen mellom middelalder og renessanse, den gang plassen
var en blomstereng i utkanten av bebyggelsen.) er en plass sentralt i Roma,
i bydelen Parione, øst for Tiberen.
I det gamle Roma var dette et ubebygd og ubrukt område mellom
Pompeius' teater og Tiberen, som ofte flommet over og innover til dette
strøket. Selv om Orsiniene etablerte seg på sørflanken av området på
1200-tallet forble det uutviklet frem til 1400-tallet.'_Fiori


Tevere i Roma

Elva er 405 km lang. Den kommer fra Appenninene og renner ut i
Middelhavet ved Ostia, Romas havneby.


Is er godt, og den
italienske isen er
jo regnet
blant de beste.

Her er vi på
Isola Tiberina,
øya i elva Tiber.

The Tiber Island (Italian: Isola Tiberina, Latin: Insula Tiberina) is the only
 island in the
Tiber river which runs through Rome. Tiber island is located in
the southern bend of the Tiber.

The island is boat-shaped, approximately 270 m long and 67 m wide,
and has been connected with
bridges to both sides of the river since antiquity.
Being a seat of the ancient temple of Asclepius and
later a hospital,
the island is associated with medicine and healing.

The island has been linked to the rest of Rome by two bridges since antiquity,
and was once called
Insula Inter-Duos-Pontes which means "the island
between the two bridges". The
Ponte Fabricio, the only original bridge in Rome,
connects the island from the northeast to the Field of Mars in the
(left bank). The Ponte Cestio, of which only some original parts
survived, connects
the island to Trastevere on the south (right bank).

Ponte Fabbricio

Broa ble bygd i 62 f. Kr. og er den eldste broa over Tevere
som fremdeles er i bruk.




Vi har vært ved Area Sacra dell Argentina (2007)

Largo di Torre Argentina is a square in Rome, Italy, that hosts four
Republican Roman temples, and the remains of Pompey's Theatre.
It is located in the ancient Campus Martius.
The name of the square comes from the Torre Argentina, which takes
its name from the city of Strasbourg, whose Latin name was
Argentoratum. In 1503, the Papal Master of Ceremonies Johannes
Burckardt, who came from Strasbourg and was known as "Argentinus",
built in via del Sudario a palace (now at number 44),
called Casa del Burcardo, to which the tower i annexed.

Bydel: Aventin

Aventinerhøyden (latin Mons Aventinus) er en av Romas sju høyder,
beliggende sørvest for Palatinerhøyden ved Tiberen.

Under den romerske republikken var kollen en folkelig bydel, bebodd av
plebeiere, men kom seinere å bli et eksklusivt bostedsområde med store
villaer, templer og luksuriøse badeinrettninger.
På Aventinerhøyden blei det feira blant annet ekstatiske fester til ære for
Bacchus. I løpet av middelalderen blei Aventinerhøyden avfolka og den
har fram til i dag blitt dominert av klostre og hager.

Til Aventinerhøydenss mer kjente bygninger regnes kirkene Santa Sabina,
Sant'Alessio, Santa Prisca fra tidlig kristendom, samt den moderne kirken
Sant'Anselmo. Dessuten bør man nevne Malteserordenens sete og dens
kirke Santa Maria del Priorato.
På Lille Aventinerhøyden ligger blant annet kirken San Saba.

Blant Aventinerhøydens antikke levninger kan nevnes Dianas tempel,
samt rester av Serviusmuren.

Santa Maria in Cosmedin

Kirken ble bygget på 500-tallet
på stedet der byens gamle
matvaremarked lå.

I veggen på kirken finner vi:
Bocca della Verita
(sannhetens munn)
i Santa Maria in Cosmedin.
Den kan ha vært et kloakkdeksel
fra før 300-tallet f.Kr.
I middelalderen trodde man at
de kraftige kjevene ville lukke
seg over hånden til den som
løy med hånden
inne i munnen.

(Gyldendals reiseguider)

Bydel Capitol


The Capitoline Hill (/ˈkæpɨtəlaɪn/ or /kəˈpɪtɵlaɪn/; Latin: Collis Capitōlīnus),
between the Forum and the Campus Martius, is one of the seven hills of Rome.
It was the citadel (equivalent of the ancient Greek acropolis) of the earliest
Romans. The name capitol seems to have meant "dominant height", although
ancient tradition places its origin in caput ("skull": a specific skull found
while laying the Temple of Jupiter foundation). By the 16th century,
Capitolinus had become Capitolino in Italian, with the alternative
Campidoglio stemming from Capitolium, one of the three major spurs of the
Capitolinus (the others being Arx and Tarpeius). The English word capitol
derives from Capitoline. The Capitoline contains few ancient ground-level
ruins, as they are almost entirely covered up by Medieval and Renaissance
palaces (now housing the Capitoline Museums) that surround a piazza, a
significant urban plan designed by Michelangelo.

Karl Martin på Capitol
Huset  er Palazzo Senatorio. Det ble brukt av det romerske senatet fra rundt
1100-tallet. I dag inneholder det kontorene til borgermesteren.
Trappa heter Cordonata og er tegnet av Michelangelo.

The large stairway that leads up the
hill to the church's main entrance
dates from 1348.
Cola di Rienzo ordered the
construction of the stairs to thank
the Virgin Mary for the end of a
large plague epidemic that had
ravaged the city that year.
The set of 124 marble steps (122 if
you start on the right side) was
built by Simeone Andreozzi.
It is thought that the steps were
taken from the Quirinal Hill,
where they led to Emperor
Aurelian's Temple of Sol Invictus
(Temple of the Unconquered Sun).

Situated at the highest point of
the Capitoline Hill, Santa Maria
in Aracoeli has a long history.
The foundation of a first house
of worship may have been laid
here as early as the sixth
century, when it was built in
the style of an ancient basilica.
At that time, the worshippers
would have followed the
Greek rite.

However, the building was
taken over by the papacy in the
tenth century and was given to
the Benedictines. In 1249 pope
Innocent IV passed it on to the
Franciscans who remodeled
and expanded the church
in 1320.

Roma-maraton. Her passerer de
Victor Emmanuelmonumentet.



Victor Emmanuel monomentet. Bygget ble innviet i 1911 til ære for
Victor Emmanuel II av Savoia, den første kongen i et samlet Italia. 

Veteranbilutstilling ved Victor Emmanuelmonumentet.
Her står en Ferrari 1904 ferdig pakket for skitur.  (18.10.2008)

Bydel Forum

Forum Romanum var sentrum for Romas religiøse og offentlige
med senatet, domstoler og templer liggende lang datidens mest
berømte gate, Via Sacra. Det var langs Via Sacra triumftogene opp til
Kapitol fant sted.

Forum Romanum ligger i dalen mellom Kapitol og Palatin, og her
finnes byggverk som:

  • Konstantinbasilikaen
  • Titusbuen (Bildet til høyre)
  • Romulustempelet
  • Vesta tempelet
  • Vestalinnenes hus
  • Santa Maria Antiqua
  • Antonius og Faustina tempelet

Forum Romanum
Forum Romanum med Palatinerhøyden i bakgrunnen.
På Palatinhøyden ligger ruinene av Domus Flavia og Domus Augustana og
to deler av Domitians enorme palass fra slutten av det første århundre e.Kr.


Forum Romanum sett fra Capitol (april 2015)

Forum var sentrum for det politiske, kommersielle og
juridiske livet i det gamle Roma.

Forum Romanum  1.10.2007

Colosseum en dag med regn og vind.
Colosseum ble bygd av keiser Vespasian i år 72 e.Kr.
  (bilde 9.3.2010)

Geir og Karl Martin utenfor Colosseum.   (27.9.2013)

Geir og Grete på Colosseum  (27.9.2013)

Colosseum, eller
amfiteater i Roma, sørøst
for Forum, nær det gamle
Romas sentrum;
siden 700-tallet er Colosseum
det alminnelige navn på Det
flaviske amfiteater.
Det er verdens største
amfiteater og rommet ca.
50 000 tilskuere.
Påbegynt av keiser
Vespasian og fullført under
hans sønn Titus 80 e. Kr.
Det er til alle tider blitt
betraktet som et av verdens
mest imponerende
arkitektoniske byggverker
og et mesterverk av
klassisk byggekunst.

Colosseum 27.9.2013

Fra Septimius Severusbuen på Forum RomanumBuen ble reist i 203 e.Kr.


Konstantinbuen ved Colosseum
Buet ble innviet i 315 e.Kr for å feire Konstantins seier tre år tidligere
over hans medkeiser Maxentius.

Trajans marked
Markedet ble i sin tid regnet blant underverkene i den klassiske verden.
Keiser Trajan og hans arkitekt Apollodorus fra Damaskus bygde dette visjonære
nye komplekset med 150 butikker og kontorer tidlig på 100-tallet e.Kr.

Trajans marked april 2015
Trajans marked april 2015

Gammel og ny metro i Roma.
De er god plass midt på dagen,
og utrolig trangt i rushtida
som varer langt utover



Bydel Palatin

The Palatine Hill (Latin: Collis Palatium or Mons Palatinus; Italian: Palatino,
IPA: [päläˈt̪iːno]) is the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome and is one of the
most ancient parts of the city.
It stands 40 metres above the Forum Romanum, looking down upon it on one
side, and upon the Circus Maximus on the other.

It is the etymological origin of the word "palace" and its cognates in other
languages (Italian "Palazzo", French "Palais", German "Palast", etc.)

According to Roman mythology, the Palatine Hill was the location of the cave,
known as the Lupercal, where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf
Lupa that kept them alive. According to this legend, the shepherd Faustulus
thereafter found the infants, and with his wife Acca Larentia raised the children.
When they were older, the boys killed their great-uncle (who seized the throne
from their grandfather), and they both decided to build a new city of their own
on the banks of the River Tiber. Suddenly, they had a violent argument with each
other and in the end Romulus killed his twin brother Remus. This is how "Rome"
got its name - from Romulus. Another legend to occur on the Palatine is
Hercules' defeat of Cacus after the monster had stolen some cattle. Hercules
struck Cacus with his characteristic club so hard that it formed a cleft on the
southeast corner of the hill, where later a staircase bearing the name of Cacus
was constructed.

 Roma_Palatin_fra_Palatin_mot_ColosseumFra Palatin mot Colosseum  (27.9.2013)
Santa Anastasia was built in the late 3rd century - early 4th century, possibly
by a Roman woman named Anastasia. The church is listed under the titulus
Anastasiae in the acts of the 499 synod. Later the church was entitled to the
martyr with the same name, Anastasia of Sirmium.

The church was restored several times: Pope Damasus I (366-383), Pope
Hilarius (461-468), Pope John VII (705-707), Pope Leo III (795-816), and Pope
Gregory IV (827-844). The current church dates back to the 17th century
restoration commissioned by Pope Urban VII.

Traditionally, the church is connected to the cult of St Jerome, who possibly
celebrated mass here. The saint is depicted over the altar, by Domenichino.

The last restoration, after the restoration during the papacy of Sixtus IV,
occurred in 1636, when the facade, with lower doric and upper ionic order,
was reconstructed in 1636, after the cyclone of 1634. The nave recycles
antique columns. The ceiling is frescoed with a martyrdom of the saints
(1722) by Michelangelo Cerruti.The chapel to the right, has a painting of
St. John the Baptist by Pier Francesco Mola. While the last chapel on the
right has a fresco of Scenes of the life of Saints Carlo Borromeo and Filippo
Neri by Lazzaro Baldi. The right transept has a painting of S.Toribio (1726)
by Francesco Trevisani. The high altar has a Nativity by Lazzaro Baldi and
below the altar is a statue of Saint Anastasia by Ercole Ferrata. It clearly
shows the influence of Bernini's Beata Ludovica Albertoni.'Anastasia_al_Palatino

The left transept has a
Madonna of the
Rosary by Baldi,
and the tomb of Cardinal
and philologist
Angelo Mai by the late
neoclassical sculptor
Giovanni Maria Benzoni.
The last chapel to the left,
by Domenichino depicts a
St. Jerome.
The other chapel has a
Ss.Giorgio e Publio by
Etienne Parrocel.

Virgin Mary ceramic statue
from basilica di Santa
Anastasia  (april 2015)

Bydel Caracalla

Caracallas termer april 2015
Caracallas termer
Completed by Emperor Caracalla
in AD 217, the baths functioned
for about 300 years, until the
plumbing was destroyed by
invading Goths.
Over 1,600 bathers at a time
could enjoy the facilities.
A Roman bath was a serious
business, beginning with a sort
of Turkish bath, followed
by a spell in the caldarium, a
large hot room with pools of
water to provide humidity.

Then came the lukewarm
tepidarium, a visit to the large
central meeting place, known
as the frigidarium, and finally
a plunge into the natatio, an
open-air swimming pool.
For the rich, this was followed
by a rubdown with
scented woollen cloth.


Caracallas termer april 2015

As well as the baths, there were spaces for exercise, libraries, art galleriesand
gardens - a true leisure centre. Most of the rich marble decorations of the baths
were removed by the Farnese family in the 16th century to adorn the interior
of Palazzo Farnese.

In imperial times the Celio developed
into an exclusive area where rich
families lived in large villas with
gardens. When the 17-year-old
Emperor Nero came to the throne,
he erected a temple on the Celio's
slopes dedicated to his predecessor,
Claudius (in whose death he may
have had a hand). Foundations and
arches from the temple can still be
seen to the west of the Via Claudia,
just above the Colosseum.

The church itself, dedicated to
Saints John and Paul, was begun in
the fourth century and modified
many times since then. The interior
now is an elegant eighteenth-century
confection, lit by chandeliers,
although plenty of evidence of the
church's history can also be seen.
The site was the home of a Roman
senator, who converted to
Christianity and had his home
turned into a place of worship.
The church is closed at lunchtimes.

An elegant gateway off the little
piazza opposite the church opens
onto Villa Celimontana,
one of Rome's nicest parks.

Santi Giovanni e Paolo
(april 2015)

Santi Giovanni e Paolo
is an ancient basilica church in Rome, located
on the Celian Hill. It is also called Santi Giovanni e Paolo al Celio or
referred to as SS Giovanni e Paolo.

The church was built in 398, by will of senator Pammachius, over the
home of two Roman soldiers, John and Paul, martyred under
Julian in 362. The church was thus called the Titulus Pammachii and
is recorded as such in the acts of the synod held by Pope Symmachus
in 499.
The church was damaged during the sack by Alaric I (410) and because
of an earthquake (442), restored by Pope Paschal I (824), sacked again
by the Normans (1084), and again restored, with the addition of a
monastery and a bell tower.
It is home to the Passionists and is the burial place of St. Paul of the Cross.
Additionally, it is the station church of the first Friday in Lent.

San Gregorio Magno al Celio, also k
nown as San Gregorio al Celio or simply
San Gregorio, is a church in Rome, Italy,
which is part of a monastery of monks
of the Camaldolese branch of the
Benedictine Order.
St. Augustine of Canterbury and his
Benedictines were sent by Pope
Gregory I to evangelize England in
597 AD. The 1,100th anniversary
of the founding of their order was
celebrated here at an evening
Lenten Vespers service on
Saturday, March 10, 2012

It was attended by Anglican
and Catholic prelates, and
was jointly led by Pope
Benedict XVI, and
Rowan Williams, Archbishop
of Canterbury. It is located
on the Caelian Hill, in front
of the Palatine.
Next to the basilica and
monastery is a convent of
nuns and a homeless
shelter run by the order
Blessed Mother Teresa of
Calcutta founded, the
Missionaries of Charity.

Santa Maria in Domnica   Vi var der april 2015

The church was built in ancient times, close to the barracks of the 5th Cohort
of the Roman Vigiles on the Caelian Hill. The church is mentioned in the
records of a synod held by Pope Symmachus in 499. In the year 678, it was
one of seven churches assigned to deacons by Pope Agatho.
The church was rebuilt from 818-822 by Pope Paschal I, who is credited with
Rome's early 9th century age of renovation and artistic splendour, had the
church rebuilt in 818-822, providing it with noteworthy mosaic decoration.
The interior of the church was extensively modified in the 16th century by
the Medici family, who were the cardinal holders of the archdiaconate
through much of this period.
In 1513, Cardinal Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici, shortly before he became
Pope Leo X, with Andrea Sansovino added the façade portico with Tuscan
columns and the fountain.
He was followed by Giulio di Giuliano de 'Medici, the future Pope
Clement VII from 1513-1517. Giovanni de' Medici became cardinal-deacon
at the age of 17 in 1560, but died in 1562. He was followed by his brother
Ferdinando I de' Medici, who also became Grand Duke of Tuscany. He added
the coffered ceiling of the basilica during his tenure.
Hester på veggen
ved kirken
Santi Giovanni
e Paolo

Den Hellige trapp, eller Scala Santa
Bygningen er tegnet av Domenico
Fontana i 1589 og inneholder to
bevarte deler av det gamle
Lateranpalasset. Det ene er Sancta Sanctorium, den andre er den
hellige trapp.
De 28 trinnene sies å være dem
Kristus gikk opp i huset til
Pontius Pilatus under rettsaken
mot ham. Trappen skal være brakt
fra Jerusalem av keiser Konstantins
mor St. Helena. Denne troen kan
ikke spores lenger enn til 600-tallet.
De troende må krype på knærne
opp trinnen. Scala Sancta og
sidetrappene fører opp til kapellet
for St. Laurentius eller Sancta
Sanctorium. (Det aller helligste)


Bueganger ved San Giovanni in Laterano.
De ble bygd rundt 1220 av
Vassallettofamilen og bemerkeslesverdige
på grunn av de vridde tvillingsøylene og
innlagte marmormosaikker.

Nærbilde av en av søylene

San Giovanni in Laterano
Kirken er bygget tidlig på 300-tallet,
men oppbygd flere ganger, siste
gang på 1700-tallet.
Før  paven flyttet til Avignon i 1309,
var det tilståtende Lateranpalasset
den offisielle paveresidensen, og
fram til 1870 ble alle paver
kronet i kirken. Paven er biskop av Roma og her i byens hovedkatedral holder han skjærtorsdagsmesse og er tilstede ved den årlige velsignelsen av
Triclinio Leoniano er en bit
av veggen og en mosaikk
fra spisesalen til
pave Leo III fra 700-tallet

(Gyldendals reiseguider)

(bilde 10.3.2010)

Bydel Esquilin
I September 2013 bodde vi på hotel Champagne Palace.
Hotellet ligger like ved Termini og med gangavstand til de fleste mest kjente
severdigheter. Et helt greit hote
llet. Spisesalen ligger i 7. etasje med fin utsikt
over Roma.
  (Bildet er tatt 23.9.2013)
April 2015 bodde vi på det samme hotellet.
I  Lateran har vi også vært i Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

The Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme (Holy Cross in Jerusalem)
is a very interesting basilica just a short walk from San Giovanni in
Laterano in Rome. It is one of the seven pilgrimage churches in the
 Eternal City. Too often overlooked by visitors (though pilgrims wouldn't
miss it), Santa Croce is well worth a visit for its extraordinary collection
of relics from the Holy Land, its full-sized replica of the Shroud of Turin,
the shrine of a young girl who is being considered for sainthood, and its
connections with Constantine and St. Helen.

og vi har sett "bakerens grav"

The tomb of Marcus Vergilius Eurysaces the baker is one of the largest
and best-preserved freedman funerary monuments in Rome. Its sculpted
frieze is a classic example of the "plebeian style" in Roman sculpture.
Eurysaces built the tomb for himself and perhaps also his wife Atistia
around the end of the Republic (ca. 50-20 BC).

Founded in the 4th century, the
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
(Basilica of Saint Mary Major) is
one of the five great ancient
basilicas of Rome.
Its 18th-century exterior conceals
one of the best-preserved Byzantine
interiors in the city.


Villa Borghese er i utkanten av Roma
I Villaen er det nå galleri.

Parken ble anlagt av kardinal Scipione Borghese.
Han fikk huset bygget for adspredelser og underholdning.

Scipione åpnet også sin fornøyelsespark for publikum.

Kardinalen var også en ekstravagant beskytter av kunsten,
og skulpturene han bestilte fra den unge Bernini,
rangerer nå blant hans mest berømte arbeider.


Borghese-parken 3.10.2007

Andre kunstnere som er nevnt:

Giuvanni Bellini, født ca 1430
Da vi var i Roma i 2008 var det utstilling av
Bellinis verker på
Scuderie del Quirinale

Jeg har nevnt Berninis navn flere ganger.
Her er mer om ham.
Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini
Fra Borgheseparken 3.10.2007

Via Appia Antica
Via Appia Antica ligger Capo di Bove.
Et arkeologisk område og en pen park med skulpturer.   (25.9.2013)

En av skulpturene på Capo di Bove

Via Appia Antica
La proma colonna
della via Appia

Vi var også en tur i San Sebastian-katakombene
(Bilde er fra Wikipedia)
En katakombe er en
underjordisk gang med
gravkamre i veggene.
Ordet kommer fra gresk
kata kumbas
(= ved dalsøkket), og var
et beskrivende navn på
St. Sebastians
katakomber i Roma.
Først på 1700-tallet fikk
ordet «katakombe»
kristen gravplass».

Vi besøkte også Celias grav,

It was built during the 1st century B.C to honor Caecilia Metella who was
the daughter of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus, a Consul in 69 B.C, and
wife of Marcus Licinius Crassus, son of the famous Marcus Crassus who
served under Julius Caesar.

og kirkene San Sebastian og
Built originally in the first half of the 4th century, the basilica is dedicated to
St. Sebastian, a popular Roman martyr of the 3rd century. The name ad
catacumbas refers to the catacombs of St Sebastian, over which the church
was built, while "fuori le mura" refers to the fact that the church is built
outside the Aurelian Walls, and is used to differentiate the basilica from the
church of San Sebastiano al Palatino on the Palatine Hill

Quo Vadis
The official name of the church is Santa Maria delle Piante, which literally
means "St Mary of the Soles of the Feet". It is often translated as "Our Lady
of Weeping", but that would be dei Pianti.
However, the connection to the story of an attempted escape from Rome by
St Peter has given the church the nickname Domine Quo Vadis, by which it
is universally known and which is accepted by the Diocese

Rusling langs Via Appia Antica.(25.9.2013)

På vei til Via Appia gikk vi gjennom Porta San Sebastian

Porta San Sebastiano is the biggest and one of the best preserved
gates in the Aurelian Walls in Rome (Italy).
Its previous name, kept for a long time, was Porta Appia, as the gate was
crossed by the Appian Way, the regina viarum, that started, just a little
farther, from Porta Capena in the Servian Wall. During the Middle Ages
probably it was also calles Accia (or Dazza or Datia), a name whose
etymology is quite uncertain, but arguably associated with the little river
Almone, called "acqua Accia", that flowed nearby.
A document dated 1434 calls it Porta Domine quo vadis.
The present name is attested only since the second half of 15th century,
due to the vicinity to the Basilica of San Sebastiano and its catacombs.

venter på buss tilbake til sentrum (25.9.2013)
Fin garasje

Veivisning på italiensk

Utflukter ut av Roma:
oktober 2008: Tivoli
mars 2010: Ostia Antica og Ostia Lido
september 2013: Firenze


I 2010 tok vi en tur til Ostia Antica og Ostia Lido.
Det er ca 1/2 time med metro og tog


Maske i Ostia Antica

Teatret i Ostia Antica (11.3.2010)

I republikkens tid var Ostia Antica Romas viktigste kommersielle havn
og en militærbase som forsvarte kystlinjen og utlæpet av Tevere.
Havnebyen fortsatte å blomstre gjennom hele keisertiden, til tross for
Portus, den nye havnen som på 100-tallet ble anlagt litt lenger mot nordvest.

Ostia Antica  (11.3.2010)

Romas Lido.
Ikke langt fra Ostia Antica ligger Romas strandområde, Ostia Lido.
Flott strand, men det var litt for kaldt til å bade da vi var der.


Ikke mye å gjøre på denne tiden
av året  (11.3.2010)

Karl Martin på Lido (11.3.2010)
Not far from the centre of Rome, Ostia is a residential area, the capital's beach
and a well-known "tourist port" with moorings for boats from 8-60 metres
(26-197 ft) in length.
It also contains many Roman ruins, dating back to the days when Ostia served
as Rome's port (a function now taken over by Civitavecchia). Ostia Antica is
one of Lazio's major attractions, less crowded and, for some, more enjoyable
than the ruins of Pompeii.
So if you can't make it down to Pompeii, don't worry: just head out to Ostia
antica. Italy might be a Catholic country, but you won't detect any religious
conservatism in the skimpy bikinis on display here. There's a carnival
atmosphere with dance halls, cinemas, and pizzerias. The Lido is set off best
at Castelporziano, against a backdrop of pinewoods which provide the
summer residence of the President of Italy. This stretch of shoreline is
referred to as the Roman Riviera.

Tivoli, Hadrians villa i Tivoli

I 2008 tok vi en tur til Tivoli. Der besøkte vi Hadrians Villa og Villa d´este

Bildet over er fra Hadrians villa

som ble bygd som sommerlandsted mellom 118 og 134 e. Kr. (18.10.2008)
Fontene i Villa d´este.
Eiendommen ble bygd ut på 1500-tallet
av kardinal Ippolito d´este.
Fruktbarhetsgudinne i Villa d´Este,

Hagen til Villa d´este.   (18.10.2008)

Fontene i  Villa d´este i Tivoli  (18.10.2008)

Årets (2013) ut av Romatur gikk til Firenze
I 2015 ble det en ny tur til Firenze. Denne gangen ble vi i byen tre netter

Firenze (latin Florentia) er en by i provinsen med samme navn, og byen er
regionshovedstad i Toscana
i det nordlige Italia. Navnet kommer avlatin:
som betyr den blomstrende. Fra 1865 til 1870 var byen også
hovedstad i Kongedømmet Italia
Firenze ligger ved elven Arno
, som ligger på en slette ved foten av fjellkjeden
Den har omkring 400 000 innbyggere, innbefattet en forstadsbefolkning på i
overkant av 200 000 mennesker.

I 2013 var det litt for varmt,
i 2015 var det kaldt og
regn da vi kom til Firenze



To bilder av Ponte Veccio, Firenze  (24.9.2013)

To broer over Arno. Den bakerste er Ponte Vecchio (5.4.2015)

Ponte Vecchio og husrekka på sørsiden av elva (5.4.2015)

Domkirken i Firenze  (24.9.2013

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (It.: Den hellige Marias blomsts basilika,
domkirken eller Il Duomo) er katolsk katedral og erkebispesete i Firenze .
Formen er en, treskipet basilika med korsform, apsidale kor- og
tverrskipavslutninger. Katedralens kuppel er konstruert og oppført av
Filippo Brunelleschi. Den regnes av mange som selve innledningen til
renessansen}. Kirken kan inneholde opptil tretti tusen mennesker
En ung fotograf er klar til å ta bilde av vogna som eksploderer (5.4.2015)
Noen følger med fra vinduene (5.4.2015)

On Easter Sunday every year, Florence celebrates the religious holiday in a
very special way. The Scoppio del Carro, or the "Explosion of the Cart",
dates back over 350 years.
An elaborate wagon built in 1622 and standing two to three stories high is
pulled by a pair of oxen decorated in garlands through the streets of Florence
to the square between the Baptistry and Cathedral.
This tradition finds its origins in events that are partly historic and partly
A young Florentine named Pazzino, a member of the noble Pazzi family,
apparently took part in the First Crusade in the Holy Land in 1099, where
he gave ample proof of his courage (he was the first to scale the walls of
Jerusalem and raise the Christian banner). When he came home, he brought
back three flints from the Holy Sepulchre that he received for his act of
courage. This reliquary, today preserved in the Church of SS. Apostoli, lies
behind the Florentine celebration for the Resurrection of Christ.
Today, the ceremony still bears a strong resemblance to the way in which it
has been celebrated for centuries. Starting around 10am, a priest rubs
Pazzino’s three flints together until they spark and light the Easter candle;
this, in turn, is used to light some coals which are placed in a container on
the Cart and the procession delivers the Holy Fire to the Archbishop of
Florence before Santa Maria del Fiore, better known as the Duomo.
The cart is accompanied by drummers, flag throwers and figures dressed in
historical costume as well as city officials and clerical representatives.

Vogna er kjørt fram, snart begynner fyrverkeriet. (5.4.2015)

Så er det over. Folk strømmer til Domkirkeplassen
fra alle sidegater. (5.4.2015)

Palazzo Vecchio (til høyre) (italiensk
for gammelt palass) er rådhuset i Firenze.
Dette massive fortet er blant de mest
imponerende rådhus i Toscana.
Det ligger ved Piazza della Signoria som
er en av de viktigste offentlige plasser i
Italia. Palasset rommer idag et museum
hvor blant annet verker av Agnolo
Bronzino, Michelangelo Buonarroti og
Giorgio Vasari befinner seg.
Foran inngangen er en kopi av
Michelangelos David til erstatning for
originalen som tidligere befant seg her.
Palasset ble opprinnelig kalt Palazzo
della Signoria, etter Signoria som var
navnet på det styrende rådet i Firenze
i likhet med flere andre italienske
stater i middelalderen.
Det har også hatt flere andre navn som
Palazzo del Popolo, Palazzo dei Priori
og Palazzo Ducale alt etter hva det
ble brukt til i løpet av sin lange historie.
Palazzo Vecchio

David utenfor Rådhuset
(Palacio Veccio)
i Firenze. Dette er en kopi.
Orginalet er på
Galleria Accademia.(5.4.2015)

Via Corso i Firenze (24.9.2013)


Sykkel-VM i Firenze 2013.

Dette er siste startende i dagens løp. (24.9.20

Piazza di Signoria. Firenze

Bildet til høyre: En del av Paradisporten

The Gates of Paradise is the main gate of the Baptistry of Florence
(Battistero di San Giovanni), located in front of the Cathedral of Santa
Maria del Fiore.
The Porta del Paradiso, in Italian, was created by Florentine goldsmith
and sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti between 1425 and 1452 and installed in
the eastern portal of the Baptistery.
The Gates have been praised by generations of artists and art historians for
their compelling portrayal of scenes from the Old Testament.
Over time, the seventeen-foot-tall, three-ton bronze doors became an icon of
Renaissance, one of the most famous works of art in the world.
The workmanship of panels demonstrates that the Florentine artists had
mastered linear perspective and the classical idiom by the early 15th century.
According to The Lives of the Artist by Giorgio Vasari, the door—once known
just as the East Door—was named the Gates of Paradise by
Michelangelo Buonarroti because of its striking beauty.    (29.8.2019

Giardino di Boboli, grotta (6.4.2015)
Decorated internally and externally with stalactites and originally equipped
with waterworks and luxuriant vegetation, the Large Grotto is divided into
three sections decorated with remarkable examples of Mannerist sculptures.
The first one was frescoed to create the illusion of a natural grotto, a natural
refuge for shepherds to protect themselves from wild animals. It originally
housed The Prisoners by Michelangelo which are now in the Accademia
Gallery. The third and furthest hall in the grotto contains Giambologna's
famous Bathing Venus and the second section contains Paris and Helen by
Vincenzo de' Rossi. These last two chambers were created as the perfect
setting for the secretive, amorous meetings of the Duke Francesco I de’ Medici.

Giardino de Boboli, Neptunfontena (6.4.2015)
More than a garden, more than just a
“green lung” in Florence, the Boboli
gardens are one of the greatest
open-air museums in Florence that
embraces another site of culture in
Florence, the Pitti Palace. The park
hosts centuries-old oak trees, sculptures, fountains and offers peaceful shelter
from the warm Florentine sun in
summer, the beautiful colors of the
changing foliage in the fall and smells
of blooming flowers in the spring.
The Boboli gardens are a spectacular
example of "green architecture"
decorated with sculptures and the
prototype which inspired many
European Royal gardens, in
particular, Versailles

Utsikt fra Piazzale Michelangelo (6.4.2015)

Utsikt fra Piazzale Michelangelo (6.4.2015)

Designed in 1869 by Florentine architect Giuseppe Poggi, Piazzale
Michelangelo offers
panoramic views of Florence and the Arno valley
and is a popular spot with locals and tourists.
Chiantiområdet i Toscana. Bildet er tatt fra vingården Panzanello 6.4.2015
Chianti er absolutt det mest kjente
navnet i Toscana, og det er ingen
vinentusiast som ikke har hørt eller
smakt noen av disse røde vinene. De
har krysset en lang vei – fra å være en
vanlig vin, servert til spaghetti eller
annen pasta, til å bli eksklusive røde
viner som vanligvis serveres til
spesielle anledninger.

Vintønner på vingården Riseccoli

The Chianti area in Tuscany is one of the most beautiful in the whole region, as
well as the most well-known and appreciated by visitors from across the world.

The borders of the Chianti region are not clearly defined but in general it extends
over the provinces of Florence and Siena, covering all of the area between the two
cities and extending to the east toward the Valdarno and to the west to the
Val d'Elsa. The Chianti wine area extends further beyond the two cities, all
around Florence and even toward Arezzo, Pistoia and Montepulciano.

Solnedgang i Toscana 2013

På Piazza della Signoria 5.4.2015

The Nettuno (1575) by Ammannati celebrates the Medici's maritime ambitions
and Giambologna's equestrian statue of Duke Cosimo I (1595) is an elegant
portrait of the man who brought all of Tuscany under Medici military rule.

Piazza della Repubblica

Ferien avsluttes i Roma

Pizza servert på Piazza
della Repubblica

Romaturene avsluttes her på
Piazza della Repubblica

Vi besøker plassen ganske ofte ellers også.
Plassen kalles også Piazza Esedra, på grunn av formen til en eksedra
(et halvsirkelformet rom)


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