Posted by Admin | November 15th, 2013

St. Peter’s Basilica is the home of the Pope and a popular site for both Christian pilgrims and history buffs like Louie Manalastas. It is considered the home of the Roman Catholic Church, since it is the location where St. Peter traditionally set up the formal Christian church headquarters for the first time. The current building was erected in the 1500s and has been attracting visitors from all parts of the world ever since.

Posted by Admin | November 9th, 2013

The Roman Forum was the center of politics and government in ancient Rome. Its ruins can still be seen in the city today. Louie Manalastas was one of millions of visitors to the forum last year. It is carefully protected by the city to preserve it while allowing tourists access.

Posted by Admin | November 3rd, 2013

The Colosseum in Rome is one of the most recognizable, popular tourist attractions in the world and an excellent intact remnant of the glories of ancient Rome. Louie Manalastas has been there several times. It is a huge stone amphitheater and one of the most visited attractions in the entire city.

Posted by Admin | October 28th, 2013

The Sistine Chapel isn’t ancient, but it is medieval. It’s the home of one of the most well known paintings in the world. This makes it a popular draw for tourists like Louie Manalastas. That painting is the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which was done by Michelangelo and comprises several paintings in one, the most famous of which is “The Creation of Adam.”

Posted by Admin | October 22nd, 2013

Rome is not only the center of the ancient world in Europe, it is also a hugely popular international tourist destination for avid travelers like Louie Manalastas. Once upon a time, Rome was a legitimate ancient superpower. It was a nation unto itself that conquered much of the known civilized world at the time. The edges of its empire touched the eastern part of Asia, the northern tip of Africa and the lower British Isles. In fact, the ancient Hadrian’s Wall in Britain marked the end of Rome’s borders in that area and separated it from the hostile and war-like Scots. It can still be seen today.

Even after the fall of Rome around 1,500 years ago, it still maintained some power as a center for Christianity known as the Holy Roman Empire. People like Louie Manalastas who are interested in history are fascinated by Rome. Today, Rome is a city in the nation of Italy. Many of the hallmarks of its ancient splendor can still be seen, and this is a huge part of Rome’s appeal. Louie Manalastas was one of millions of visitors to Rome last year and like most everyone else who went there, he thoroughly enjoyed his trip.