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
Villa Borghese, Rome
Villa Borghese, located just north of the Spanish Steps, is the largest public park in Rome. Created in the early 17th century, it features a lake, temples, fountains, statues and several museums.
Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome
Castel Sant'Angelo was originally built in 123 AD by Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum, but it was later turned into a fortified castle used by the papacy as a refuge in case of danger.
Vatican Museums, Rome
This museum complex houses one of the world's most important collections brought together by popes over a period of four centuries, with the Sistine Chapel as its largest crowd puller.
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.

Random Rome Tours & Activities
Rome by Golf Cart Private Tour, Rome
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$81.92
Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Express Tour, Rome
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 90 minutes
From USD
$62.26



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