Monday 7 September 2015

Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura

I don't care from where the postcards are sent, if it is from the country of origin or not. All that matters is that they are sent with love ;) So now, three postcards, all sent from different countries than not Italy or Holy See

Founded, according to legend, by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC, Rome was first the centre of the Roman Republic, then of the Roman Empire, and it became the capital of the Christian world in the 4th century. The World Heritage site, extended in 1990 to the walls of Urban VIII, includes some of the major monuments of antiquity such as the Forums, the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the Pantheon, Trajan’s Column and the Column of Marcus Aurelius, as well as the religious and public buildings of papal Rome. - in:

This postcard was sent from Portugal by Joana who visited Rome about 5 years ago.

The Colosseum or Coliseum is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of RomeItaly. Built of concrete and stone, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built and is considered one of the greatest works of architecture and engineering.
The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, having an average audience of some 65,000; it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battlesanimal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. - in: wikipedia

Trevi Fountain
This postcard was sent from Slovenia by Stasa

The Trevi Fountain (ItalianFontana di Trevi) is a fountain in the Trevi district in RomeItaly, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci. Standing 26.3 metres (86 ft) high and 49.15 metres (161.3 ft) wide,[1] it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. - in: wikipedia

Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls
This postcard was sent from the Netherlands by Moniek who visited the Holy See in 2014.

The Papal Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls (ItalianBasilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le Mura), commonly known as St. Paul's outside the Walls, is one of Rome's four ancientPapalmajor basilicas: the Basilicas of St. John in the LateranSt. Peter'sSt. Mary Major, and St. Paul outside the Walls.
The Basilica is within Italian territory and not the territory of the Vatican City State. However, the Holy See fully owns the Basilica, and Italy is legally obligated to recognize its full ownership thereof and to concede to it "the immunity granted by International Law to the headquarters of the diplomatic agents of foreign States". - in: wikipedia

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