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
Forum of Trajan, Rome
Trajan's Forum was built between 106 and 113 AD as the last and greatest of the Imperial Forums. The complex included a basilica, two libraries as well as a column and a temple dedicated to Trajan.
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.
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.
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.

Random Rome Tours & Activities
Assisi and Orvieto Day Trip from Rome, Rome
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$137.59
Rome Food Walking Tour, Rome
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 4 hours
From USD
$89.44
Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Independent Rome Day Trip, Rome
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 9 hours
From USD
$137.59



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