The massive history in Rome posters
To recap the history of the Italian capital would be a massive undertaking, so rich is its past. First and foremost,
according to legend, Rome was founded in 753 BC by twin sons Romulus and Remus who were raised by a she-wolf. During its
twelve-century history, the Roman civilization shifted from a simple monarchy to an oligarchic republic, and ultimately
to an immense and powerful empire. Many remnants of this incredible past can be seen in our collection of Rome posters.
You also cannot discuss this metropolis without mentioning the aspect of religion. During the reign of Augustus, Christ
was born, and though Christians were persecuted until the 4th century, the new religion took hold and Rome became the
main centre of Christianity. Reminders of this are omnipresent in the city, but also in our array of Rome posters.
Interestingly, even though it was the seat of the papacy, during the Middle Ages Rome went into a steep decline. The city
recovered spectacularly in the mid-15th century, and for over 200 years was embellished by the greatest artists of the
Renaissance and the Baroque. For a city more than 2,500 years old, Rome posters also gives glimpses of the modern touch,
as you can see in the Rome Italy Street Map sets.
The Eternal City
In a city so filled with icons of antiquity and the Christian faith, it is hard to know where to go first. There are
certain sites that are almost obligatory landmarks of Italy and of all Europe, such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon.
The largest structure left by Roman antiquity, the Colosseum still provides the model for sports arenas as present day
football stadiums are designed clearly based on this oval Roman plan. Rome posters has fantastic images of this
incredible structure as can be seen in the piece entitled Roman Colosseum. Although not shown in its entirety, there
black and white rendering from an unusual angle give this a very dramatic and edgy feel. The stunning beauty of the
Eternal city served as a massive inspiration for artists all over the world, as can be seen in the Rome poster Piazza
Navona - Gaspar Van Wittel. An absolutely spectacular item, you can display this in any kind of room and give it that
The Vatican in Rome posters
The Vatican is the smallest independent state in the world, with an area of less than half a square kilometer, most of it
enclosed by the Vatican walls. Inside are the Vatican palace and gardens, St. Peter's Basilica, and St. Peter's Square,
an area ruled by the Pope, the supreme head of the Roman Catholic Church and thus the spiritual leader of at least a
billion people in the world. In Rome posters, you can almost see the entirety of this location in pieces like the aptly
titled Vatican, Rome. Whether you are religious or not, no one can deny the inherent beauty within this state. The
Vatican has such a rich, albeit complicated history that you cannot help but get lost in its ambiance and allure. Rome
posters provides real life photograph of both the Eternal City and the vatican, but also works of art that give this
historic place even more meaning and depth.