Italian Vista

Italian Vista is a  fun and quirky website looking at the cities and towns of Italy. Discover the history and wonders which make Italy truly unique. Did you know

All gladiators killed in the Colosseum were removed through the porta libitina (Gate of Executions).

Inside Trajan’s Column is a 185 step, spiral staircase leading to a viewing platform.

The great fire of Rome in AD 64, left two thirds of the city destroyed and became the catalyst for the Persecution of Christians.

Trajan’s Market was the world’s first shopping mall. Located on the slopes of Quirinal Hill it had over 150 specialty shops.