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
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.
Victor Emmanuel Monument, Rome
This enormous monument honors Italy's first king, Victor Emmanuel II. It was built on a slope of the Capitoline Hill, at the heart of the city. The monument was inaugurated in 1911, 50 years after the unification of Italy.
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.
Circus Maximus, Rome
The Circus Maximus was an arena specially built for the wildly popular chariot races. The largest stadium in ancient Rome, it had a seating capacity of over 250,000 people.

Random Rome Tours & Activities
Rome Christmas Day Walking Tour, Rome
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$56.39
Shared Arrival Transfer: Ciampino Airport to Rome Hotels, Rome
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 30 - 60 minutes
From USD
$19.50
Illuminated Rome Night Tour with Aperitivo , Rome
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$61.40



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