RomePod - Free audio guides for Rome
By Sean Salsarola
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Experience the new way to explore the countless treasures of Rome! Our audio-guides and podcasts leave your hands and your eyes free to really take in what is around you. At the centre of our philosophy is reducing the clutter. That is meant to mean the heavy and unwieldy guidebook as well as the amount of information you need to take in; RomePod tries to distinguish itself by providing just the right amount of information to remain interesting and informative. The guides are short enough that they don’t detract from the thrill of just being there! They are produced by professional broadcasters with decades of experience.
||The Pantheon - Romepod audio guide podcast||The pantheon is truly unique! Almost no feat of imagination is required of you. What you see is, with just a few differences, what an ancient Roman would have seen standing in the same spot some 2000 years ago. The Pantheon is about the closest thing Ro||19 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Castel St. Angelo - Romepod audio guide podcast||Castel Sant'angelo is less a building than it is an architectural map of the evolution and history of the city as a whole. It began it's existence as the tomb of the emperor Hadrian and his family. Audio guide to the Castel St Angelo - Mp3 file.||19 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Circus Maximus - Romepod audio guide podcast||The Circus Maximus is the oldest circus in Rome and it is also the biggest. Chariot Races were being held in the arena as far back as 600 years before Christ. Audio guide to the Circus Maximus - Mp3 file.||19 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Piazza Navona - Romepod audio guide podcast||This square is a classic example of the continuity of Rome’s architectural development, of how entire city areas or squares are built on the foundations of what was there before. Audio guide to the Piazza Navona - Mp3 file.||19 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Capitoline - Romepod audio guide podcast||This area was very much at the centre of Roman life throughout the history of the empire and even in the earliest days of the settlement of Rome. Audio guide to the Capitoline - Mp3 file.||19 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Piazza del Popolo - Romepod audio guide podcast||Piazza del Popolo is a truly beautiful square - it grew up gradually over time with the individual elements being added bit by bit throughout the centuries. Audio guide to the Piazza del Popolo - Mp3 file.||19 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Pasquino and the Talking Statues - Romepod audio guide podcast||Pasquino is without doubt Rome's if not the world's oldest surviving political satirist. The statue dates back to Roman times and is the copy of a Greek bronze. Audio guide to Pasquino and the Talking Statues - Mp3 file.||19 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Theatre of Marcellus - Romepod audio guide podcast||Julius Caesar wanted to build something that would put to shame the theater built by Pompeii who he had only recently defeated. Audio guide to the Theatre of Marcellus- Mp3 file.||19 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mouth of Truth - Romepod audio guide podcast||Despite it’s size, the bocca della verità or Mouth of Truth is actually one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rome. There is obviously something quite magnetic about the world's oldest lie detector. Audio guide to the Mouth of Truth - Mp3 f||19 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Piazza Venezia Romepod audio guide podcast||Of all the amazing squares that Rome has to offer, this is the one that of the visitors who come here will remember most vividly when they return home. Audio guide to the Piazza Venezia - Mp3 file.||19 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||The St Peter's Basilica - Romepod audio guide podcast||Here are a few basic statistics to help you understand the sheer scale of this building; the internal surface area is 163,182 square feet, the dome is 404 feet high. Audio guide to St Peter's Basilica - Mp3 file.||19 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Piazza di Spagna / Spanish Steps Romepod audio guide podcast||The Piazza di Spagna has been the heart of the foreigners' area of Rome since at least as far back as the 16 hundreds. The square contains the Spanish Steps. Audio guide to the Spanish Steps - Mp3 file.||19 5 2009||Free||View In iTunes|