Best cannoli in Rome: Ciuri Ciuri - Sicilian gelateria and pasticceria. Unlike many other cannoli, Ciuri Ciuri's version is light and crisp on the outside with an impossibly thin pastry shell and airy, just-sweet-enough ricotta. Ciuri Ciuri has four Rome locations, but the original location in Monti remains the best and most popular. (Via Leonina 18/19; +39 06 4544 4548; www.ciuri-ciuri.it)
Italy. Arch of Constantine, Rome. The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312.
Body cast of victim of Pompeii eruption. The Roman city of Pompeii, located in the Bay of Naples, Italy, was ruined and buried under thick layers of ash during an eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD. Many of those buried under the ash were killed by falling buildings or other causes, such as poisonous fumes.
Constantine I. R. 306-337. Constantine was the 1st Christian emperor. Constantine decided to establish a new Eastern capital representing the integration of the east into the Roman Empire as a whole. He settled on the Greek city of Byzantium, located in strategic spot. The residents spontaneously decided to rename the city Constantinople. Relics of the True Cross & the Rod of Moses protected the city. The Church of the Holy Apostles was built over a temple to Aphrodite. It was the “New…