rome
Country : Italy
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Italian
Population
City: 2 863 322 (2014)
Metro: 4 370 538 (2014)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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.
Capitoline Hill, Rome
The Capitoline Hill was the political and religious center of the Roman Empire. Here stood the majestic Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus, one of the most important temples of the antiquity.
Victor Emmanuel II 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.
Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome
Piazza del Campidoglio is a central square in Rome, laid out after designs by Michelangelo. The Renaissance facades of the surrounding buildings were also designed by the Italian master.

Random Rome Tours & Activities
Ciampino or Fiumicino Airport Private Transfer to Rome, Rome
  • Average Rating:4.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 50 minutes
From USD
$59.52
Private Roman Food Tour: The 10 Tastings, Rome
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours
From USD
$42.51



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