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 Romanum, Rome
As the de facto heart of Ancient Rome, the Forum boasted plenty of temples, arches and basilicas. Most are now reduced to rubble but with some imagination you can see the Roman Empire come back to life.
St. Peter's Basilica, Rome
The largest church in the world, this great building with Michelangelo's impressive dome is the center of Christianity. The opulent interior bears testimony to the wealth of the Catholic church in the 16th and 17th century.
Pantheon, Rome
The Pantheon was built in 118 AD by Emperor Hadrian as a temple for all pagan gods. The building's immense dome was the largest dome in the world for more than 13 centuries.
Piazza Navona, Rome
The long Navona square follows the oval shape of the former Domitian stadium. It contains no less than three beautiful fountains, built during the 16th and 17th century.

Random Rome Tours & Activities
Classical Rome City Tour, Rome
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 - 6 hours
From USD
$56.40
Illuminated Rome Night Tour with Aperitivo , Rome
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
From USD
$105.74



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