Free audio guides of Italy to be downloaded and listened to whenever you want. Coliseum events, gladiator fights, chariot races, the Roman Gods and their Temples will live in your iPod and will tell you what Rome was like at the height of its splendour.
Excitement, risk and tension, were the ingredients of every chariot race. Circus Maximus is the biggest sports stadium ever built. Just think that it could hold almost three hundred and eighty thousand visitors with free access to races. Almost four times bigger than the biggest stadium today, an incredible number.
This is the start of a mysterious and fascinating trip: a voyage across more than 20 centuries of creativity through which art and history intertwine, telling the story of what human ingenuity has created through the ages.
The great Basilica of Saint Peter, the most important in the Christian world, is the monument that manages to unite in a single place the religious faithful and lovers of art. Itís dedicated to Peter, first among the apostles, first pope and head of the Church.
From the shadows of the ancient, winding streets of the historic center, you suddenly come upon the breathtaking magnificence of Piazza Navona, born as a place of spectacle and still today a spectacular open air show; an architectural miracle in the heart of the Eternal City, filled with masterpieces in perfect harmony with each other.
The Pantheon is the Roman monument holding the greatest number of records: the best preserved, with the biggest brick dome in the history of architecture and is considered the forerunner of all modern places of worship. It is the most copied and imitated of all ancient works.
Michelangelo felt it was the work of angels not men.
Dont bother! So many free travel Podcasts, they must be trying to traffic customers to the stores on their websites, or the narrator is giving a personal account of their tedious, step by step walk through the city... no wonder they are free. When will someone make a Paris or Rome podcast which is practical for actual tourists. So, far Rick Steeves is the best Podcast I can find for Paris. As for the rest, the enthusiasm of the narrators are no different then the audio guides you can rent at a museum.