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Rome Travel Videos, DVD, Touring, Sightseeing, Vacation, Destination

  1. $24.95 DVD Regions 1 & 2

    Item Code : GLOB2144

    Rome City Guide - Travel Video DVD.
    Globe Trekker Video. Situated halfway down Italy's western coast, Rome is a vast city with an historic heart. Once only a few villages, Rome became the greatest city of the ancient world. There are now entire countries that owe their calendar, law and language to Rome. Traveler Estelle Bingham starts her exploration of the city at the Forum, the hub of ancient Rome. From there she visits Michelangelo's beautiful Piazza Campidoglio, then moves on to stroll through charming Trastevere. She completes her tour at the Pantheon, one of Rome's great ancient buildings and the resting-place of Raphael. 55 minutes approx. Along the Way-- $_$_START_LIST ? Learn how to make Roman pizza. ? Kick start the day with some real Italian coffee. ? View the greatest private art collection in Europe at the Villa Borghese. ? Take a tour of Vatican City, the smallest state in the world, and attend a service with the Pope. ? Visit the impressive Coliseum and imagine ancient gladiatorial combats. $_$_END_LIST
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  2. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL2162

    Basilica of St Peter (Basiclica Di San Pietro) - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Beautiful, majestic and awe-inspiring, Saint Peter's Basilica towers above the impressive Saint Peter's Square in Rome. The second largest church in Christianity is situated in the Vatican, the smallest country in the world that for centuries has been the home and official residence of the Papacy. The Vatican is not only the centre of the Catholic church it is also accommodates more than half a million priceless books and manuscripts and contains the largest art collection in the world. The legendary Piet? by Michelangelo, made of the most precious Carrara marble, is undoubtedly the most famous work of art in Saint Peter's Basilica. In addition to numerous valuable works of art the basilica also boasts many impressive and fascinating monuments that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Since 1506 when Pope Julius The Second ordered a band of mercenaries from Switzerland to protect him, the Swiss Guard has continued to perform its historic role in the Vatican.
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  3. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL2163

    Coliseum (Amphitheatrum Flavium) - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. The Coliseum of Rome is the most monumental and impressive amphitheatre in the world. It is estimated that its construction began in the year 72 AD and it was here that the Roman's desire for outrageous performance and violent entertainment were fully satisfied. The massive interior of its oval grounds could seat 70,000. Surrounded by tranquillity as though within a city wall, the Coliseum is a dominant focal point among the Roman hills. A gorge-like labyrinth of walkways and subterranean chambers descends deep into the earth, formerly occupied by gladiators, slaves and caged animals ready for the slaughter.
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  4. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : TMYS2164

    Coliseum Italy - Travel Video.
    DVD. Terra Mystica. 26 Minutes. The Coliseum of Rome is the most monumental and impressive amphitheatre in the world. It is estimated that its construction began in the year 72 AD and it was here that the Roman's desire for outrageous performance and violent entertainment were fully satisfied. The massive interior of its oval grounds could seat 70,000. Surrounded by tranquility, as though within a city wall, the Coliseum is a dominant focal point among the Roman hills. A gorge-like labyrinth of walkways and subterranean chambers descends deep into the earth, formerly occupied by gladiators, slaves and caged animals ready for the slaughter.
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  5. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL2165

    The Forum of Rome (Forum Romanum) - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. The area of land in which Rome's famous Forum Romanum is located was once an overgrown swampland. Many ancient relics are scattered around what was once the heart of the mighty Roman Empire that for so long dominated Europe. Since the beginning of the 3rd century, the majestic and impressive Septimus Severus Arch has maintained its function as an architectural expression of triumph. Within the interior of the Kurie with its two side pedestals, was the seat of the Roman senate in which there was room for 300 senators who had been democratically elected by the people. Huge buildings such as the Maxentius Basilica, named after the emperor, Constantine, are still recognizable today. It was only at the beginning of the 19th century that interest in ancient Rome returned with well-organized archaeological excavations. >From 1898 archaeologists worked their way through to the oldest and deepest foundations and with these new discoveries the ancient character of the Forum Romanum as the centre of the Roman Empire was returned to the glorious light of day.
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  6. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL2166

    Hadrians Villa (Villa Adriana) - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Around thirty kilometres east of Rome on a low plateau beneath the Tiburtine Mountains lie the ruins of Villa Adrianna, once the residence of Roman emperor, Hadrian, who had the stately residence built in the second century A.D. as a fine and luxurious country estate. Indeed, it is believed that the emperor himself participated in the planning of its construction and in each detailed aspect of the Villa's design. The Canopus is one of the most impressive areas of the Villa. The statue of Tiber is an example of the great skill of the Roman sculptors. The lengthy canal was developed between 125 and 133 A.D. Six Caryatids adorn the western side of the elegant row of columns that surround the Canopus water basin, creating a wonderfully picturesque setting. The thermal springs were built during the first construction stage of the Villa Adriana and are the oldest within the complex. Public baths were extremely important in the daily life of the Romans thus it is not surprising that the Villa possessed three thermal springs. In the 16th century archaeologists began to search for the emperor's lost residence but following its discovery many came only to plunder its treasures. In spite of this the unique splendour of the Roman Villa Adriana has thankfully been well preserved right up to the present day.
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  7. $29.95 DVD

    Item Code : ANCT2167

    Pompeii Buried Alive - Travel Video.
    DVD. Ancient Mysteries. 50 Minutes. Two-thousand years ago, Rome was an all-powerful empire and Pompeii was one of its prosperous provincial towns-until Mount Vesuvius exploded in the largest eruption ever recorded. In a matter of hours the thriving city was entombed under a thick layer of ash and debris, undiscovered for centuries. ANCIENT MYSTERIES? journeys to the first century to explore the remarkable city of Pompeii. Recreate the events leading up to the explosion and learn how the ash kept the city and its inhabitants--the only significant discovery of Roman bodies ever--in a unique state of preservation. Wander through the ancient streets of this sophisticated society and witness current excavations. Interviews with archaeologists and historians, extensive location footage, and archival documents-including one remaining eyewitness account-shed eerie light on the cataclysmic eruption of POMPEII, a city frozen in time. Narrated by Leonard Nimoy.
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  8. $24.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : VIEW2168

    Vatican City: Art and Glory - Travel Video.
    VHS. Through the eyes of its artists and architects, you will see the splendors of the Italian city that houses some of the greatest treasures of Western civilization: Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling and Pieta, the Apollo Belvedere, Raphael's School of Athens and much more. Discover the tale behind the creation of these great works. 45 minutes.
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  9. $24.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : VIEW2169

    Art & Splendor: Michelangelo & the Sistine Chapel - Travel Video.
    View Video. VHS. When Michelangelo went to work on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, it was his intention to depict the entire history of existence, from creation to the apocalypse. Spread over nine glorious panels, the result of his efforts is a lasting testimony to the genius of humankind, or at least of one of its members. With the help of expert camerawork and illuminating explanation, this video offers intense, up-close access to this transcendent creation. 35 minutes.
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  10. $24.95 DVD

    Item Code : NATL2170

    Inside the Vatican - Travel Video.
    National Geographic. DVD National Geographic is known for its ability to penetrate nether regions of the world that have long been unexplored or forbidden. There is no greater evidence of this than the INSIDE THE VATICAN special, aired originally on PBS. Gaining access to private chapels and rare archives previously unseen in film footage, this incredibly informative documentary studies nearly 2000 years of life behind Vatican walls. Historians and associates of Pope John Paul II are consulted in this stunning portrait of the sacred city. Narrated by Martin Sheen. Includes thirty minutes of bonus footage not included in the original PBS broadcast. 90 minutes.
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  11. $24.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : NATL2171

    Inside the Vatican - Travel Video.
    National Geographic. VHS. National Geographic is known for its ability to penetrate nether regions of the world that have long been unexplored or forbidden. There is no greater evidence of this than the INSIDE THE VATICAN special, aired originally on PBS. Gaining access to private chapels and rare archives previously unseen in film footage, this incredibly informative documentary studies nearly 2000 years of life behind Vatican walls. Historians and associates of Pope John Paul II are consulted in this stunning portrait of the sacred city. Narrated by Martin Sheen. Includes thirty minutes of bonus footage not included in the original PBS broadcast. 90 minutes.
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  12. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : NAXS20778

    Rome Piazzas and Foiuntains- Travel Video.
    DVD. Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys. 60 Minutes. The Places Starting from the Pantheon and the Colosseum, our tour takes us to the Forum of Augustus and the Forum of Trajan, the Arch of Constantine and the Capitol, with the later city represented by the Piazza di Spagna, the Trevi Fountain, and the great piazza before St Peter's in Vatican City. The Music The music chosen for this tour of Rome is by Franz Liszt, who divided the last 25 years of his life between Rome, Hungary and Weimar, after an early career as a travelling virtuoso, one of the greatest pianists of his time, and a period settled in Weimar as Director of Music Extraordinary to the Grand Duchy. In Rome he took minor orders and developed further his interest in the music of the Church.
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  13. $24.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : VIEW2158

    Rome: The Eternal City - Travel Video.
    VHS. Rome is for everyone--everyone's city of the Soul. City of Julius Caesar, the Roman Forum, the Trevi Fountain, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Church inside the Vatican. The City of Popes, where Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini wrought their masterworks. People everywhere come to seek its fabled wonders. It is once and forever... Rome, The Eternal City. 48 minutes.
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  14. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : VSTA2146

    Rome - Travel Video.
    DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. Roma Aeterna, eternal city and ancient centre of the world. The Piazza Navona is situated in one of the Italian capital's most beautiful squares in a city that has always been a dream destination for travellers from all over the world. Three large fountains adorn the large oval square that was built above the ruins of a Domitian stadium that dates back to the 3rd century A.D. The Romans had a special regard for fountains the most famous of which is the Fontana Di Trevi. It was designed by Nicolo Salvi for the fa?ade of the Palazzo Poli. The Via Appia Antica was the most important street in ancient Rome and it connected the southern area with the main city and even today one can walk over its ancient cobblestones. Pope Gregor The 13th had the Palazzo Del Quirinale built as his summer residence but it was not long before the Italian monarchs acquired it as their Renaissance palace. Today it is the residence of Italy's President and the daily changing of the guards ceremony is still a popular attraction. The 17th century St. Peter's Square is the most beautiful square in the world and is situated in the centre of the Vatican, an autonomous Church State in the heart of Rome that also contains the imposing and breathtaking Petersdom, the largest Christian church in the world. The allure of this city lies in its combination of chaos and joie de vivre, elegance and creativity. Rome is a complete work of art!
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  15. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : CTIS2147

    Rome - Travel Video.
    DVD. Cities of the World. 60 Minutes. The Eternal City, where all roads lead. The heart of the former ancient empire is anchored firmly in the 21st century. The Circus Maximus and the Forum Romanum are only ruins now, but the Colosseum, the Triumphal Arch and Trajan's Column are still standing, while the Capitolium flourishes in its full beauty. One can see the the baths of Diocletian and Caracalla and can put one's hand in the Mouth of Truth. The later periods added the Castel Sant'Angelo, the Fontana di Trevi, the Spanish Steps and the bridges crossing the Tiber. In the middle of Rome, there is a country protected by the Swiss Guards: the Vatican, the centre of the Catholic world.
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  16. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : ALTR2148

    Rome - Travel Video.
    DVD. Alternate Routes. 30 Minutes. Three girls from New York navigate their way around the ancient architecture of Rome with a little help from some excellent tour guides.As day turns to night the girls, along with other backpackers they meet at Alessandro's Hostel, hit up a hot bar crawl en route to the Spanish Steps.A trip to the beach rounds out a memorable trip. Experience the rush of traveling the world for the first time with a crew of international back-packers, ages 16 - 22 on their quest for adventure, romance and the perfect moment.A variety of hosts from around the globe and the young people they hook up with on location are relentless in their pursuit of fun (and don't forget that culture, mate!) American girls explore Rome, Brits take on Thailand and things get wild when the Aussie's arrive in Copenhagen. Five continents, Unlimited Adventure. Take the alternate route, dude.
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  17. $69.95 set of 6 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : QUES2149

    Rome: Power & Glory.
    Box Set - Travel Video. DVD. Questar. 360 Minutes. History, Achievement And A Legacy Of Treasures Immerse yourself in a superbly recreated world of ancient Rome-one of the most magnificent empires in history. This epic six-disc set, rich with supplemental features, presents the complete history of Rome: From it's primitive beginnings, through the height of its glory, to its tumultuous decline. Narrated by Peter Coyote, and filmed in 10 countries, Rome: Power &Glory combines location footage of ancient monuments, detailed re-enactments, period art and writings, and insights from scholars and public figures to bring this ancient world to life. Volume 1: The Rise The stage is set for a grand epic of war and conquest as Rome grows from a primitive village into a fledgling democracy spreading its influence throughout the Mediterranean. From the twin brothers whose violent battles led to the city's founding, to the Romans' rebellion against their Etruscan rulers, timeless stories and myths come to life. Extras: Timeline Volume 2: Legions of Conquest What began as an amateur citizen's army became the formidable legions that conquered the Western world and beyond. These are the thrilling stories behind the campaigns that brought them greatness, including Scipio's defeat of Hannibal's army and Julio Caesar's march on Rome. Extras: Timeline Virtual Reconstructions Volume 3: Seduction of Power From Julius Caesar to Caligula, the story of Rome is populated by towering figures who were brilliant, powerful...and sometimes, deranged! This revealing program traces the audacity, madness and treachery that ultimately permeated the leadership of Rome. Extras: Timeline The Twelve Caesars Volume 4: Grasp of Empire At its height, Rome rules over 50 million people and appropriated the best of the civilizations she conquered. But Rome's progress came at a price, and the seeds of the mighty Empire's downfall were sown as Romans enslaved their conquered peoples, and the gap between rich and poor widened. Extras: Timeline "Colosseum, House of Terror" "Pompeii" Volume 5: The Cult of Order Rome was one of history's most tolerant societies, but a growing air of decadence and a series of bizarre emperors led to unrest, chaos and confusion. The roman people took solace in what was until then aBrutal persecution resulted in martyrdoms that only fueled Christianity's growth. Extras: Timeline "Flamma: Gladiator Superstar" "Training Killers" "Fighting Men of the Arena." Volume 6: The Fall Rome's gripping saga concludes as eccentric rulers, crippling taxes, rampant poverty and weakening borders diminish the Empire's integrity, opening the door to enemy attack and civil unrest. Though Rome's glory faded, the civilization's spirit lives on in the achievements that inspired countless generations. Extras: Timeline "Fearful Facts"
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  18. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : WDST2150

    Rome - Travel Video.
    DVD. World Destinations. 27 Minutes. Rome has been the focal point of western civilization for over a thousand years.
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  19. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : QUES2151

    5000 Years of Magnificent Wonders: Ancient Rome - Travel Video.
    DVD. 104 Minutes. Fantastic Marvels Of Architecture And Engineering How did the Romans create wonders of architecture and engineering way beyond anything ever seen before? This fascinating program reveals the stories and secrets behind the masterpieces that transformed Rome into the last superpower of the ancient world. State-of-the-art digital effects recreate each wonder as it appeared centuries ago, including: Circus Maximus- twice the number of spectators as today's biggest stadiums! Trajan's Forum - the world's first indoor shopping mall The Baths of Caracalla - the most lavish public building ever conceived The Pantheon - the largest domed temple of its time in the world The Coliseum - what chilling stories are locked within its dark corridors? Extra Features Coliseum, House of Terror Flamma, Gladiator Superstar Fearful Facts Inside Ancient Rome 5000 Years Of Magnificent Wonders Discover the secrets of more than 60 of Man's most spectacular achievements from around the world. Who built them, and why? What inspired them? Why do these magnificent creations continue to instill a sense of awe-inspiring wonder? Spectacular photography, state-of-the-art computer animation, dramatic reenactments, and insightful commentary capture the astonishing beauty and power of 5000 Years Of Magnificent Wonders to experience time and again.
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  20. $19.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : RICK2154

    Rick Steves' Travel the World: Italy, Rome, & Naples - Travel Video.
    VHS. In Rome, Rick shows how to defend against overpriced hotels and restaurants. Naples is a living, boisterous medieval city ? the birthplace of pizza! We journey out to the dramatic Amalfi coast, Roman ruins at Pompeii, Greek ruins at Peastum. Visit the remarkable treasures of the Eternal City: the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, Hadrian's Villa, and the ancient port of Ostia Antica. Travel to the charming resort town of Sorrento, ideally situated above the Mediterranean and surrounded by lemon trees and olive groves. 52 minutes.
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