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
Vatican City, Rome
Vatican City or 'Holy See' - the world's smallest state - is completely enclosed by the city of Rome. It encorporates the St. Peter's Basilica as well as the Vatican Museums and adjacent gardens.
St. John Lateran, Rome
Once the center of Catholicism, the Basilica of St. John Lateran is now the cathedral where the pope officiates as bishop of Rome. Inside you'll find twelve colossal statues of the apostles.
St. Peter's Square, Rome
This elliptical piazza was created in the 17th century by the renowned sculptor and architect Bernini as a grand entrance to the St. Peter's Basilica. The Egyptian obelisk at the center of the square was installed earlier, in 1586.
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 Vespa Tour: City Highlights by Night, Rome
  • Average Rating:3.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$252.42
Private Tour: Rome Sightseeing by Vintage Fiat 500, Rome
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: Varies
From USD
$217.36
Small-Group Cooking Lesson in Roman Countryside, Rome
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 7 hours
From USD
$182.30



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