Nov
23
2006

Leaders of Rome, good and bad

Octavian

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Rome has had many great and famous leaders and a few bad ones too, throughout her history. The city or rather the Roman Empire has left many traces of her former glory all over the world but none so more concentrated than in the city that started it all.

Men such as Julius Caesar, Octavian, Vespasian and Constantine to name a few of the good and insane madmen, like Nero and Caligula, have all left their mark.

VespasianConstantinThey were the builders, politicians, statesmen and generals that influenced the course of history of the empire and built glorious buildings and monuments to honour their predecessors and their own achievements. Many of these buildings and historical sites can still be seen today and are very easily reached from the Yes Hotel in Rome. The Colosseum is just a short walk down the road. The baths of Diocletian are also in the vicinity.

Statues of these famous men can be seen lining the Via Dei Fori Imperiali which runs along the Roman Forum and Trajans Market.

All these places are conveniently located within walking distance of the My-Hotel-Rome and each other. When you have finally finished your day of site seeing there could be nothing better than relaxing on the roof terrace, having a chat about what you have seen and planning your adventure for the next day.

Written by Gianluca in: History of Rome |

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