Obelisco di Montecitorio

Obelisco di Montecitorio, Rome: Address, Obelisco di Montecitorio Reviews: 4/5

Obelisco di Montecitorio
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Neighbourhood: Colonna
Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very centre of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping centre, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.
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  • Spagna • 10 min walk
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Foodie_CST🍽🇷🇴
Kolios, Greece5,120 contributions
Interesting Egyptian obelix
Jun. 2019 • Family
Pretty interesting ancient Egyptian obelix, dating from arround year 500 BC, so quite old, located in Piazza di Monte Citorio, also known as Solare, not a must visit but you can stop by and admire it if you are in the area.
Written 26 May 2020
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,277 contributions
Another Obelisk
Dec. 2019
Poor Egypt really had there obelisks raided, if not literally, then the designs were replicated. This is another nice obelisk in a small plaza in front of the government building where the representatives meet. I didn't find it special. Don;t go out of your way to visit, but stop for a look if you are nearby.
Written 26 March 2020
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Malgorzata
10,349 contributions
An obelisk from ancient Egypt
May 2019
In the center of the Piazza di Monte Citorio stand the obelisk from Heliopolis, rich in hieroglyphs , brought to Rome in 10 BC by Emperor Augustus. It was placed in Campo Marzio. In the ninth century, it was placed in its present place by the architect Giovanni Antinori. The obelisk rises to 21.79 meters and reaches 33.97 meters, including the base . One of the most beautiful obelisks in Rome. Today it is one of the many monuments that can be admired while walking around Rome.So, if you will pass these part of Rome , stop a bit, you will not be disappointed. Really great.
Written 27 February 2020
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,208 contributions
Ancient sundial
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Originally used as a sundial and brought here from Egypt it is supposedly from 590 B.C. Beautiful buildings surround the ancient piece
Written 15 February 2020
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,303 contributions
Fascinating history adds to the physical item
Oct. 2019
Rome has numerous obelisks but this must surely be one of the most interesting. It presents a handsome sight with the Italian Parliament as a backdrop but its history is quite fascinating. Brought to Rome by Augustus in 10BC it was originally the gnomon (the part that casts the shadow) in the giant sundial he built. It also had the secondary purpose of casting a shadow on Augustus's Temple of Peace on the 23rd of August, both Augustus's birthday and the autumnal equinox. Sadly, perhaps because of subsidence, it only functioned accurately for around 30 years. Eventually it collapsed and almost disappeared from view before being restored at its current site in the 18th century. Check out the inscription on the base which gives a (very) potted summary of Augustus's achievements. An amazing object with an amazing story.
Written 30 October 2019
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OnYourMarkTravel
Wyoming1,981 contributions
A Piece of Egyptian History in Rome
May 2018 • Couples
There are a few obelisks within the city of Rome, and given the history of this great empire, it only makes sense. I love to look up the history of each one, including this one. Behind it, is the parliament building which was not its original location. Without any further spoil alerts, check it out and read up on the history of this particular obelisk.
Written 10 March 2019
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Thomas Ozbun
Vicenza, Italy982 contributions
One of the many impressive egyptian obelisks in the city
Mar. 2018 • Couples
Egyptian obelisk at the center of the square built around 590 B.C. and brought here during the Roman era from the city of Heliopolis. It is located in front of the Palazzo Montecitorio.
Written 8 February 2019
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Solare obelisk
Oct. 2018 • Family
This red granite ancient Egyptian obelisk was brought back from Heliopolis in 10 BC by Emperor Augustus to be used as a sundial of the Solarium Augusti. This obelisk is also known as the Solare Obelisk.
Written 21 December 2018
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy19,722 contributions
Egyptian obelisk - and ancient sundial
Sep. 2018 • Solo
A giant, ancient Egyptian obelisk of red granite, brought to Rome by the Emperor Augustus. The obelisk was once a giant sundial (stars on the pavement mark the ancient meridian). The obelisk stands in front of the Palazzo Montecitorio, the Italian Chamber of Deputies, in a pretty piazza. Worth a look if you are in the area.
Written 2 September 2018
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SoloTogether
Ludlow, UK461 contributions
Worth Seeking Out......
Aug. 2018 • Friends
You wouldn't expect to come across an Egyptian Obelisk situated in a quiet piazza in between the Pantheon and Via Del Corso.........But there it is. Worth seeking out if you're passing nearby, perhaps on the way to the Trevi or Colonna Di Marco Aurelio but, it is just another ancient obelisk and a little uninspiring.
Written 19 August 2018
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