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Italian cuisine ( Italian : cucina italiana , IPA: [kuˈtʃiːna itaˈljaːna] ) has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots as far back as the 4th century BCE.
The Colosseum , or the Coliseum , originally the Amphitheatrum Flavium (English: Flavian Amphitheatre , Italian: Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo ), the largest amphitheatre in the world, [ 1 ] is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome , Italy , the largest ever built in the Roman Empire , built of concrete and stone. [ 2 ] It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering . Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum , its construction started in 70 AD [ 3 ] under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus , [ 4 ] with further modifications being made during Domitian 's reign (81–96). [ 5 ] The name " Amphitheatrum Flavium " derives from both Vespasian's and Titus's family name ( Flavius , from the gens Flavia ).
The Capitoline Museums ( Italian Musei Capitolini ) are a group of art and archeological museums in Piazza del Campidoglio , on top of the Capitoline Hill in Rome , Italy . The museums are contained in three palazzi surrounding a central trapezoidal piazza in a plan conceived by Michelangelo Buonarroti in 1536 and executed over a period of more than 400 years. The history of the museums can be traced to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a collection of important ancient bronzes to the people of Rome and located them on Capitoline Hill.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio ( Italian pronunciation: [karaˈvaddʒo] ; 28 September 1571 – 18 July 1610) was an Italian artist active in Rome , Naples , Malta , and Sicily between 1593 and 1610.
Durante degli Alighieri , simply referred to as Dante ( UK pron.: / ˈ d æ n t i / , US / ˈ d ɑː n t eɪ / ; Italian: [ˈdante] ; c. 1265–1321), was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages .