is the capital city of Italy
, also coupling up as the capital of the region of Lazio, and the most populated metropolitan city in Italy. Rome is one of the most ancient cities in the world and has earned the global city title as one of the most famous cities in the world. The city is quite massive and is located conveniently in the Italian Peninsula along the Tiber River shores. Rome is home to globally acknowledged artwork, cultural art, and beautiful architecture, which is at least three thousand years old. The work is showcased at various points of the city, and it attracts people from across the world.
Experience the stunning view of the old age ruins like those of the Forum as well as the Colosseum, which bring forth anew the real image of the ancient Roman empire in its prowess. Vatican City, the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has its own space within Rome that is complete enough to make it feel like a country on its own. The Vatican City is home to the iconic St Peter’s Basilica, considered one of the oldest churches in Rome. Also, the Vatican Museums, within the Vatican City, have been known to house the Michelangelo Sistine Chapel mural paintings as well as other important Roman masterpieces.
The Spanish Steps, dating back into the eighteenth century, are at the center of Rome’s famous shopping district, which is renowned for its high-end boutiques and shopping mall along Via Condotti and Via Borgognona. Nearby is the Trevi Fountain, where visitors and believers toss coins into for blessings from the sacred city. Then there is the Pantheon, which dates back into the 2nd Century A.D, which is home to Raphael’s Tomb that was built in the Renaissance Era.
Enjoy delicious international cuisines as well as Rome’s local dishes like amatriciana, carbonara, and saltimbocca, among others. For an unforgettable nightlife in Rome, enjoy favorite drinks in the numerous clubhouses within Testaccio, a district initially used as the slaughter area for Rome. Visitors also like to visit Teatro dell’Opera for some of the classic operas appreciated by the people of Rome.
Rome is typically an all-year-round travel destination, even though most tourists check in more between April
. In August
, most locals check out of Rome for vacations, and it is typical of shops and other businesses to remain closed.
On varying dates in March
and April, Rome celebrates the Holy Easter holiday, which is marked by all Roman Catholic believers in the world as well. July
sees Rome hold the Rock in Roma music festival, in which both traditional and contemporary music is enjoyed and celebrated.
On the 6th of January
, there is conducted a special celebration between Christmas and Epiphany, celebrated with good music and dances. Most businesses remain closed, but Navona will still hold an extensive Christmas market in Piazza.