rome
Country : Italy
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Italian
Population
City: 2 863 322 (2014)
Metro: 4 370 538 (2014)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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
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.
Arch of Titus, Rome
The Arch of Titus is one of two remaining arches on the Forum Romanum. It was built between 81 and 85 AD to commemorate the capture of Jerusalem over the Jewish Zealots.
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.
St. Peter in Chains, Rome
The Church of San Pietro in Vincoli (St. Peter in Chains) is named for the chains that held St. Peter when he was imprisoned. The church is best known for Michelangelo's famous statue of Moses.

Random Rome Tours & Activities
Rome by Scooter Escorted Half-Day Sightseeing Tour, Rome
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$109.76
Ancient Ostia: Semi-Private Walking Tour from Rome, Rome
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$63.54



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