Rome

Overview

              The Italian capital is home to globally influential art, stunning architecture and a vibrant street life. Dating back to 753 BC Rome has become one of the most inspiring and romantic cities in the world.

The detail, the narrow streets, the fresh aroma of morning coffee and of course the vivid colours that ooze from freshly made gelato are some of the few things that make a visit to Rome so unique. It is extremely difficult to rival with the marvels of Rome. 3000 years of history, art and ancient ruins fill up the cosmopolitan city including the likes of the infamous Roman Forum, Colosseum and Pantheon.

Home to approximately 3 million people the city itself is the country's largest and most populated part of the country. Unsurprisingly, it is the fourth most populated city in the European Union. This of course does not stop tourists from visiting as the capital attracts, on average, 10 million yearly visitors.

The city is located in the central-western region of the Italian peninsula and is often referred to as the “Eternal City” and also “Caput Mundi”, coming from Latin and meaning capital of the world. The Vatican City is a walled territory situated within the city of Rome and is known to be the smallest state in the world by both population and size.

A trip to rome is all about taking in a high dosage of art and culture and spending hours walking along the piazzas.            
      Last updated on the 25 October 2017
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