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Mavic Pro 2 over Ancient Rome

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Golden Sun on the Roman Empire | DJI Mavic 2 Pro


The subject of this Drone Video Award winning video by top contributor and pilot BeemFlights is the great Colosseum of Rome.  It was completed in 80 AD, having been largely financed with Roman plunder from the capture of the Second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.  The Colosseum seated up to 50k spectactors and was the largest of its kind in the world.  Situated adjacent to the Roman Forum on land that had been burned in the Great Rome Fire of 64 AD, it's one of the most-visited sites in the Eternal City.  

Rome by Drone

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Roma in 4K


Strap yourself in for this epic aerial tour of Rome, the great capital city of Italy.  Created by a Cristoforoperrone16 using a DJI Phantom 4 drone, 'Roma in 4K' provides a breathtaking bird's eye glimpse of the city's history and heartbeat.  The video features breathtaking bird's eye views of many of the most recognized sites in the Eternal City, including the Colossio, the Forum, the Victor Emmanuel II Monument, the Piazza del Popolo, St. Peter's Square (which is part of Vatican City), and more.

Rome Under Covid-19 Lockdown

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Roma Italia


As the Covid-19 coronavirus unleashed its full fury on Italy beginning in March, 2020, the country began a roughly two week process of adopting successively more stringent social distancing rules.  While Rome was not as hard-hit as some of the country's northern regions, outdoor life in the national capital essentially ground to a halt by the end of the month.   Contributor Luigi@Flyage, working with various news sources, managed to capture these eerie scenes from the Eternal City under lockdown.

Top Sights of Rome

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The very Best of ROME - from above...

New Entertainment Pictures

For a tour of the Eternal City of Rome, Italy, it's tough to beat this production by top contributor New Entertainment Pictures. The video opens with a beautiful aerial shot of St. Peter's Cathedral in Vatican City, then features some ground footage from within the great church. Then it's on to the Colosseum, Trajan's Columnm, the Pantheon and the Piazza della Rotonda, the Forum, the Spanish Steps, the Castel Sant'Angelo, the Victor Emmanuel II Monument and the Piazza Venezia, St. Peter's Square, and more. 

Highlights of the Eternal City

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ROMA I Beauty shots


Contributor Volovisione is one of the top professional drone piloting companies in Italy.  In this masterpiece, they fly a drone over many of the most recognized sights in the country's capital city Rome.  Highlights include epic bird's eye views of the Colliseum (one of the most significant surviving structures from the Antiquity), the Vatican, and the Spanish Steps.  For anyone contemplating a visit to the Eternal City, this aerial video is an ideal the best one minute introduction. 

The Colosseum

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Il Colosseo I Roma I drone shots


Contributor Volovisione, one of the top drone piloting companies in Italy, treats us to a highly stylized aerial view of the great ruins of Rome's Colosseum.  It is the largest amphitheater which was ever constructed, and it's estimated it could hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectactors.  The Colosseum was tied directly to the Seige of Jerusalem in 70 AD; the building was adorned with booty captured from the Temple of Jerusalem and built largely with captured slaves from that bloody campaign.  

Rome Collage

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Living in Roma


If only we could all be as fortunate as AirVuz contributor and drone pilot mrsimone7 and get to call Rome, Italy "home"!  As an homage to the beautiful city on the Tiber River, he pulled together stunning aerial shots of the Eternal City and added a punch of hyperlapse to create this awe-inspiring drone video.  Watch this amazing video and see iconic Roman landmarks like the Colosseum, Pantheon, St. Peter's Church, the Spanish Steps, and more in a completely new way!


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Ancient Monterano


Contributor Zippomaker created this beautiful drone video of Monterano, an ancient village just outside of Rome, Italy.  Monterano was an Etruscan village, part of the Etruscan Empire which corresponded roughly to modern day Tuscany but extended further south into what is now Lazio (the region which surrounds Rome in the west-central part of the country).  The once-mighty Etruscan civilization eventually came under the domination of Rome by about the 4th century BC when the city on the Tiber River was still a republic.

FPV Diving Rome's Tallest Building

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FPV - SkyTower Roma Eur!!


Get a unique perspective of the tallest building in Rome with this epic first person view (FPV) of the Torre Eurosky, compliments of contributor and FPV pilot CataFPV.  Completed in 2012, the 35 story residential building has a spire height of 155 meters (around 510 ft.).  It's located in the Torrino neighborhood, which is next to the EUR area.  EUR is Rome's equivalent to the La Defense District of Paris - it's located outside (south of) the core city center and is home to the city's tallest buildings.  

Hadrian's Mausoleum

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SUNSHINE - Castel Sant' Angelo

Why Not Channel

Check out this amazing aerial view of one of the most well-known ancient ruins sites in Rome, compliments of contributor Why Not Channel.  It's the Mausoleum of Hadrian, also known as Castel Sant'Angelo.  Commissioned by the Emperor Hadrian, the structure was completed in 139 AD and was the tallest in Rome for centuries.  Due to its location in the Parco Adriano district on the northern bank of the Tiber and just east of the Vatican, it was later used as a papal fortress.  

Rome's City of Sport

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La Vela di Calatrava, or the City of Sport, is an unfinished architectural structure that was designed as a multi-purpose sports complex for the University of Rome. The project broke ground in 2005 and was supposed to host the 2009 World Swimming Championships. After a various financial and construction set backs, the building still sits empty and is estimated to cost around 660 million euros. See La Vela di Calatrava from above, courtesy of TAT-VT.

Beautiful Tivoli

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Italian beauty


Prepare to be blown away by this stunning drone video by zimascio of Tivoli, an ancient town just northeast of Rome, Italy.  An Etruscan city that was absorbed by the Roman Republic, Tivoli became a getaway for the Roman elite during the Empire period. The video features all of Tivoli's most well know sites, including the Aniene River falls; the ruins of Hadrian's Villa, a UNESCO World Heritage site;  and the Villa d'Este and its gardens, a magnificent 15th century Renaissance manor which is also a UNESCO site.

Cecilia Metella, Via Appia

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Dawn on Cecilia Metella, Rome


Contributor 360roma brings us this excellent aerial view of Rome's Tomb of Caecilia Metella, one of the most important ancient ruins sites in the Eternal City.  It's a first century BC mausoleum dedicated to the daughter of one of the city's leaders during the waning days of the Republic.  It's located just outside of central Rome on the Via Appia, at about the 5 km (around 3 mi.) mark.  It's considered one of the top attractions on the ancient road, which connected Rome to Southern Italy.

Teaser to Rome Tour

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Rome - Teaser Trailer

Cenk Kaya

This teaser aerial video by Cenk Kaya opens up with what's probably the most iconic sight of Rome, Italy: the St. Peter's Basilica, in front of which St. Peter's Square and the Egyptian Obelisk.  From there, you'll see a great shot of the Castel Sant' Angelo, the 2nd century AD mausoleum to the Roman emperor Hadrian.  Then you'll see some nice selfie shots from around the city and finish off with a site outside of Rome: Mt. Vesuvio, which overlooks Naples.

St. Peters Basilica: World's Largest Church

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Happy Holidays from Fly Age


New contributor Flyage brings us this marvelous Christmastime drone video from the Eternal City of Rome, Italy.  The "star" of the video is the world's largest and most famous church: St. Peters Basilica.  Formally known as Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, it's located in the small enclave on the west side of the Tiber River known as Vatican City.  Believed to be the burial site of St. Peter, the Renaissance style church was completed in 1626 following a construction period of over a century.