In “80 DAYS“, starting from his home base of Sydney adventurer and Award winning film maker Paul G Roberts, retraces the global footsteps of Phileas Fogg, hero of Jules Verne’s most famous work, “Around the World in 80 Days”. It’s now Day 23 and Roberts finds himself in Rome, Italy – a place he has a great fondness for.

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There was once an Eternal City; and that was Rome. In the 4th Century A.D Rome was the most exceptional of all the cities of the Mediterranean, the emblem of an Empire with a population of 90 million that lived and died under the power of the Caesars.

This represented almost half the population of the known world. Founded more than 28 Centuries ago in central Italy, 30 kilometers from a maritime Outlet on the site of Seven Hills. Rome is considered the second cradle of Western Civilisation after Athens.


In this new 80 episode solo ‘Round the World’ Series, Award winning filmmaker and travel lover Paul G Roberts attempts to do the impossible, in which he is the writer, director, producer, star, presenter, camera / sound / lighting / drone cam operator and financier. Everything but the editing.

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Rome is the most populous city in Italy today has 4,300,000 inhabitants within its urban area. Rome is also the third most visited city in the world with more than 10 million foreign visitors every year.

On the one hand, because it’s the only city in the world to contain within it a Vatican city-state, subject to the authority of the Pope. This attracts Christians of all nations, but it’s also the city’s own archaeological heritage grandiose. There are so many ancient monuments, all of them both artistic and technical achievements. How one wonders: did the Romans accomplish such feats?

It is quite extraordinary how these few ordinary 7 little Hills were to become the capital of the whole Mediterranean. We discover the face of Rome in ancient times, and better understand how the Romans were able to build so many monuments that are now considered masterpieces. It’s natural to think, how do the Romans calculate this, how did they do that? At the origin of their success is innovation with the creation of a revolutionary new material – concrete.

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