rome
Country : Italy
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Italian
Population
City: 2 718 768 (2008)
Metro: 3 695 148 (2008)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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Rome
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
Arch of Constantine, Rome
The Arch of Constantine, located right next to the Colosseum, is the largest of the remaining Roman triumphal arches. It was built in 315 AD after Constantine's surprising victory over Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge.
Colosseum, Rome
The most famous building of the Roman Empire is probably the Colosseum. The building accommodated more than 55,000 spectators and was home to many games featuring gladiators and wild animals.
Piazza di Spagna, Rome
The Piazza di Spagna is one of the most popular tourist locations in Rome. The famous Spanish Steps lead from the square to the Trinità dei Monti, a beautiful French church.
Forum Romanum, Rome
As the de facto heart of Ancient Rome, the Forum boasted plenty of temples, arches and basilicas. Most are now reduced to rubble but with some imagination you can see the Roman Empire come back to life.

Random Rome Tours & Activities
Italian Wine and Cheese Tasting in Rome, Rome
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 60 minutes
From USD
$47.60
Rome Photography Walking Tour: Learn How to Take Professional Photos, Rome
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$102.01
Rome by Night Tour, Rome
  • Average Rating:3.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$58.48



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