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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
When you think of Rome, Italy you think of a nice romantic getaway. But the truth is that Rome is a beautiful city as well as fun place for the entire family. Rome is the capital of Italy and it is the most popular city in the country. Rome is a city that has excellent weather most of the year but the best time of the year is from May from October.
Rome has some of the most beautiful sites in the world. One of the most famous sites is St. Peter’s Square and the Basilica. St Peter’s has great history and it is also very beautiful to see. Another great site to see is the World Famous Sistine Chapel painted by the one and only Michael Angelo.
There are guided tours that you can take around the city or you can explore the city on your own. Rome is full of culture and history; you just can’t help but want to take in its beauty. There are so many art galleries and museums that include the Capitone Museum, the National Gallery of Modern Art.
You will never have to worry about getting around Rome, you can travel by the Rome Metro, the Roman Tram or you can obtain a car for hire. Once you have spent the day sightseeing, Rome has some great shopping areas that you will love. If you are planning a vacation, choose Rome, they have the best restaurants and the best hotels in the world. The beaches are exquisite and the scenery is just breathtaking. Contact your travel agent and see how you can get the best deals.
Rome, for most people is a vacation of a lifetime. Not only is it a great honeymoon destination but it is also a great family vacation. Your kids will appreciate the history and the beauty of it all. If you have the chance, take a once in a lifetime trip to the beautiful city of Rome, Italy. It will be well worth it.