In the loving country home of pasta, pizza and gelato, there is no other city as toured and with as much history as Rome. More than three thousand years of history coexist on the Italian metropolis. The capital of the long-lived Roman Empire, which at its highest point encompassed all of Europe, left its mark in the Western world for millennia, influencing society, culture, language, music, art, architecture, philosophy, food, religion, law and moral. Nowadays, Rome has got the highest concentration of historical and architectural relics in the world. No wonder, then, why it is one of the most sought-after destinations by global travellers.
The architectonical beauties in Rome are second to none. Only walking around in the Roman downtown is enough for tourists to justify their plane tickets. This is because the whole of Rome is a living museum, and the sights are amazing. A complete tour of the city will take you to around different world-renowned monuments such as; the Fontana di Trevi, one of the most gorgeous water fountains in the world with a fantastic mythological design; the Piazza Navona, a wonderful square with other three remarkable fountains where you can buy a delicious tiramisu to enjoy on your walk; the Roman Forums, a whole section of downtown conserved from the old Empire; the Agripa Pantheon, a two thousand years-old structure, arguably the best-preserved structure from the Roman Empire; and obviously the Roman Coliseum, probably the most well-known building in all of Italy.
Rome is also known for being the capital of two states: Italy, and the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican. The Vatican is a unique place in the world; it is an independent state inside another city, and its territory is governed by the Catholic Pope, who today is Pope Francis I. Inside the walls of the Vatican lies yet another huge treasure of historical monuments. St Peter’s Square is the setting for billions of pictures all-year-round, and the Sistine Chapel attracts millions of tourists, both religious and not, with its trove of iconic art and architecture, most famously the Renaissance paintings, and Michelangelo’s ceiling.
Rome is far from being only important due to its cultural significance. On the contrary, the City of Love has got many other attractions for visitors. The most important one is most likely its gastronomy. Italian food is well-renowned all over the world, and Rome is the probably the best place to try some of the best examples: an espresso with a cornetto on the go, pizza or pasta for lunch or dinner, and a gelato and a glass of wine for dessert. With that menu, a truly Roman experience is complete.