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
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.
Appian Way, Rome
Via Appia Antica or the Appian Way is the most famous of the many roads that radiated from Rome. It was built in 312 BC and led all the way to Brindisi in the southeast of Italy.
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.
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
Shared Departure Transfer: Rome Hotels to Ciampino Airport, Rome
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 30 - 60 minutes
From USD
$20.26
Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Rome Fiumicino Airport, Rome
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 45 - 60 minutes
From USD
$16.83
5-Day Best of Italy Trip, Rome
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
From USD
$647.00



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