TOUR Rome - Ancient Rome from the Colosseum to Capitol Hill (aired on March 27th@10:00am)
Start at the Colosseum where we learn about its architecture and uses, then walk along the Roman Fora and follow ancient Roman history through its politics and religious ideas. Climb up the Capitol Hill for a magnificent view of the Forum and Michelangelo’s Renaissance Piazza.
FUN FACT: The original 1918 plan for the US National Highway System proposed 50000 miles of road across the US. The ancient Roman Empire had…just guess…50000 miles of road, all of which of course led to…
FUN FACT#2: During its long history, the Colosseum has been used as a church, a fortified castle, a glue factory and until 1871 there were around 400 types of flowers and plants growing in it, practically making it a botanical garden.