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Rome was founded over 2700 years ago on the banks of the Tiber River and is the capital of Italy. It was the centre of the Great Roman Empire and is now the centre of the Catholic Church - Vatican City is an independent state within the city of Rome. Rome attracts many tourists year round and is a city with countless landmarks, museums, ruins and piazzas. Rome, the capital of the world, has fascinated travellers for more than two millennia.

The Colosseum stands at the heart of the ancient Rome`s imperial center. Built by Emperor Vespasian, the amphitheatre was named after the grandiose sculpture of Nero, erected close to the site. The ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill take the visitor back in time when Rome was the center of the Roman Empire. Equally impressive is the ancient building of the Pantheon. This religious site was dedicated to all Gods, originally serving as a Marcus Agrippa temple. The Capitoline Hill has served as the seat of the Roman governments since antiquity. The Capitoline Museums display some of the most refine Roman treasuries. The second floor holds a permanent exhibition of paintings by artists such as Rubens, Titian, and van Dike.

Piazza Navona boosts the majestic and extravagant fountain of The Four Rivers - Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, commissioned by pope Innocent X to Bernini. Two more fountains can be seen at the Piazza Navona - Neptune fountain and Moor fountain also designed by Bernini. The baroque Trevi fountain portrays the chariot of Neptune led by the Tritons. The saying goes that if you toss a coin over your shoulder, you will come back to Rome.

The Vatican city and the Vatican museums attracts millions of visitors and worshipers every year. The Sistine Chapel and the Raphael rooms are part of the Vatican Museums. Piazza San Pietro is the home of St Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world and center of the Roman catholic faith.

Almost on every corner and every street you will find an attraction, museum or a remarkable building. Rome’s rich history, great buildings and architecture make a visit to the Eternal city an unforgettable experience.

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Baths of Caracalla
Baths of Caracalla were a large recreation center.
Campo dé Fiori
Campo dé Fiori is a must see attraction in Rome
Capitoline Hill
Capitoline Hill is one of the 7 hills in Rome
Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo was a fortress on the right bank of the Tiber River
Colosseum is the most visited tourist attraction in Rome.
Palatine Hill
Palatine Hill is where the rich and famous ancient Romans used to live.
Pantheon is one of the best known temples of ancient Rome.
Piazza del Popolo
Piazza del Popolo is remarkable because of the twin churches...
Piazza di Spagna
Piazza di Spagna is one of the most popular tourist attractions
Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona is one of the most famous squares in Rome
Piazza Venezia
Piazza Venezia is within a walking distance form Capitoline Hill.
Roman Forum
Roman Forum/Forum Romanum
San Giovanni in Laterano
San Giovanni in Laterano is the oldest Christian church in Rome
St Peter's Basilica
Basilica di San Pietro is the center of christianity.
Trajan’s Markets
Trajan’s Markets were built around AD 100-112
Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain is the most famous and the largest fountain in Rome.
Vatican City
Vatican City is the headquarters for the Roman Catholic Church
Villa Borghese
Villa Borghese is a large public park in Rome.

User Comments about Rome

htte says:
We went to Rome last summer and I really regret that I'm finding this site now. Anyway Rome is an amazing city with so much to see and do. Plan at least 5-7 days to be able to truly explore the city. We rented an apartment. It is cheaper and nicer.

Rob Miller says:
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