Rome, the eternal city, is literally eternal. It has endured for over 2,700 years, with an ambiance like no other. Embedded in centuries of history and culture, it is Italy’s capital and largest city with a phenomenal concentration of history, legend, and monuments. Here the ancient world is integrated with the modern. The Roman Forum and the Pantheon rub shoulders with Baroque palazzos, and Renaissance villas sit alongside the modernism of Mussolini’s redesign of the capital.
What to see?
Rome is a city that will keep you busy and entertained at all times. For those who are interested in art, music, history, and religion, there are few cities in the world that offer more. The Pantheon is the most complete remnant of ancient Rome, and the Colosseum is probably the most recognizable. The Forum was at the center of ancient Rome and therefore the hub of the Mediterranean world. Rome boasts over 900 churches including the Vatican State which is not only a spiritual pilgrimage but its museums house the largest and most diverse collection of art and sculpture on the planet. St. Peter’s Cathedral is one of the largest and most decorated cathedrals found anywhere in the world. There you can find art from Renaissance Masters such as Michelangelo, Bernini, and Raphael. Visit the Piazza Navona, the most beautiful square in the capital, and the Capitoline Museums, home to some of Roma’s best ancient art and sculpture.
Activities & Excursions
Rome means history: Etruscan tombs, imperial temples, early Christian churches, medieval bell towers, Renaissance palaces, and baroque basilicas. As you stroll through this remarkable city you are walking in the footsteps of the Caesars, St. Peter, Charlemagne, the Popes, and Michelangelo! And amidst all this history, a modern city lives, breathes, and buzzes with life.
Rome boasts terrific restaurants, pizzerias, trattorias, bars, and clubs. See the art and architecture of the ages, shop for the latest fashions, or sit in a sidewalk cafe’ and drink in the atmosphere.