Rome, “la citta eternal”, the eternal city. Founded by the Romans, it is one of the most ancient capitals in the world. Over more than 2500 years the city stood witness to the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Papal States, Kingdom of Italy and finally the Italian Republic.
Tourism is one of the major enterprises in Rome. Home of Colosseum, Forum Romanum and the catacombs, one can get a glimpse of the Ancient Roman life. Colosseum is an ancient amphitheatre, built in 80 AD, home of the gladiatorial games and place of the persecution of the Christian in Ancient Rome. Forum Romanum, center of the Roman life, was a government plaza and courts of law. Lovers may replay the famous film sequence at the Bocca della Verita from Roman Holiday. The epitome of the Late Renaissance is the Saint Peter’s Basilica located in the heart of Rome, the Saint Peter’s Square. Built between 1506-1626 it is considered as the spiritual center of the Christian world. It was built over Saint Peter’s tomb, the first Bishop of Rome (the first Pope). The Sistine Chapel holds frescoes painted by the great Renaissance masters: Sandro Boticelli, Michelangelo Bounarotti, Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
The most famous scenes on the ceiling are the “Creation of Adam” and “The Last Judgment” both painted by the great master Michelangelo. Sistine Chapel is the home of the Papal Conclave. Rome has a population of over 2.5 million. Rome has several 5 star hotels.
Another popular location to visit in Italy is a tuscany farmhouse in the Toscan region