Roma dal Colle Palatino   62034
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Location: Roma      by: Giuseppe Marzulli
Area: Italy      Date: November 2013
The Palatine Hill (Colle Palatino) 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.

During the Empire (27 BC – 476 AD) several emperors resided here, in their Palace. "Palatino" is the etymological origin of the word "palace" and its cognates in other languages (Italian "Palazzo", German "Palast", French "Palais", etc...).

I think that, for a German, the view from the Palatine Hill is a little confusing ;). But this is the charm of the Eternal City, the weight of its millenary history.


It does not confuse me at all. But I am an Austrian :-)
2014/02/15 19:07 , Christoph Seger
Of course, the Austrians are different :-).
I joke of course, but I think that people used to rationality, will find it hard to understand something. In the pano there is nothing rational :-).
2014/02/15 19:45 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Interesting fact to see the slight tilt of Torre delle Milizie. I read it is caused by an earthquake - and not by stitcher :-)
2014/02/16 00:52 , Hans-Jürgen Bayer
Unfortunately, Rome is not only the Eternal City, but also the the public works in Rome are eternal :-) .
The renovation work of the Palatine Hill has been going on many decades and I can not see the end.
Also this I think is difficult to understand for a German. But this is difficult to understand even for me :-).
2014/02/16 11:09 , Giuseppe Marzulli
I looked up in my records. I have been to Rome for two days in May 2010 - imagine ... I did not take a SINGLE frame - the panorama virus has not gotten me then (consequently I was a free man at that time).

But ... I clearly remember some quite special things ... there are buses in Rome, there are even bus stops in Rome - but there is nothing like an "Fahrplan" an itinary. Nevertheless traveling by bus is very pleasant. The unimaginable number of tourists at the hotspots of the travel guides - I have no words for it. BUT ... take two to three streets to the left or right of such a hotspot ... tranquility paired with Roman lifestyle!

And here ... all these "ruins" in the middle of this vibrating city, this "durcheinander" of styles which means noting else but ... THIS CITY was ALWAYS living, each time periode added, and added, and added further churches, palazzos, representative buildings. Marvelous!

Herzlichst Christoph
2014/02/21 19:13 , Christoph Seger
I am very glad of your comment. I agree.
The charm of Rome is, in my opinion, mainly in its history and the fact that every building in the historic center has its own history (and very often more than one :-).

In Italy, especially in the north, where I live, Rome is often criticized for inefficiency of public services and, unfortunately, this is partly true. But, efficiency aside, I think that Rome is a wonderful city.
2014/02/21 21:45 , Giuseppe Marzulli

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