Country : Italy
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Italian
City: 2 718 768 (2008)
Metro: 3 695 148 (2008)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
closeNo city in the world equals the history of the Eternal City. Founded 2700 years ago, Rome long reigned as Caput Mundi, or Capital of the World.
Monumental buildings such as the Colosseum are reminiscent of the era when emperors like Nero and Trajan ruled the Roman Empire.
But today's Rome owes much of its attractiveness to the Renaissance period when new squares such as the Piazza del Campidoglio were created and new buildings were constructed including the world's largest church, the Saint Peter's Basilica.
Random Rome Highlights
Vatican City, Rome
Vatican City or 'Holy See' - the world's smallest state - is completely enclosed by the city of Rome. It encorporates the St. Peter's Basilica as well as the Vatican Museums and adjacent gardens.
Imperial Forums, Rome
What was started by Caesar as an extension of the Roman Forum became the city's most important political and economical center with temples, public squares, libraries, markets and a basilica.
Trevi Fountain, Rome
Rome's most spectacular fountain is the Fontana del Trevi or Trevi Fountain. The large 18th century fountain occupies a small square which is usually packed with tourists.
Baths of Caracalla, Rome
The Baths of Caracalla was the largest thermae in the world when it opened in 217 AD. More than 1600 people could be accommodated in this Roman version of a leisure center.

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Private Tour: Pompeii Day Trip from Rome, Rome
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Illuminated Rome Night Tour with Aperitivo , Rome
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