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
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.
Theater of Marcellus, Rome
The Theater of Marcellus was conceived by Julius Caesar but eventually built by Emperor Augustus in 13 BC. It was the largest theater in ancient Rome, seating more than 12,000 spectators.
Trajan's Column, Rome
In 113 AD a 42m (138ft) tall column was erected in honor of Emperor Trajan. A long winding band of reliefs on the column depicts the victories of Emperor Trajan in the Dacian Wars.




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