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St Peter's Square, Vatican City. Francisco Flores
St Peter's Square, Vatican City. Francisco Flores
Saint Angelo Bridge, Rome. Vladimir Fofanov
Saint Angelo Bridge, Rome. Vladimir Fofanov
Piazza dei Spagna, Rome. Vladimir Fofanov
Piazza dei Spagna, Rome. Vladimir Fofanov
Pantheon Temple. Rome, Italy. Attilio Ivan
Pantheon Temple. Rome, Italy. Attilio Ivan
Roman Colosseum, Rome Italy. Photo Ali Taylor
Roman Colosseum, Rome Italy. Photo Ali Taylor
Statutes at Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy
Statutes at Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy
Piazza Navona Street Markets. Rome, Italy
Piazza Navona Street Markets. Rome, Italy
Ancient Roman Ruins, Forum Romanum. Norbert
Ancient Roman Ruins, Forum Romanum. Norbert

Rome Information

Rome – the capital city of Italy and the seat of power of the Catholic Church on earth is situated on the River Tiber with a population of over 2.7 million people and 3.7 million in the Rome Metropolitan area.

Probably one of the most famous or infamous capital cities in the world, depending on your point of view, there are not many people on the planet who do not know of Rome. Whether it is ancient Rome with the Roman Legions, Chariot Races and Gladiator Duels, or nowadays Rome - site of the Vatican and home to his holiness the Pope, head of the Catholic Church, Rome has touched the lives of a huge percentage of the western world and has probably had more influence on western living than any other City on the planet.

For lovers of Art and Architecture, Rome is a wonderland of excitement and discovery. With fountains decorating the Piazzas, Statues of every shape and size and in every style from Medieval to Classical, buildings such as the St Pauls Basilica, The Sistine Chapel and The Colosseum, listed as one of the Wonders of the World, Ancient Bridges over the Tiber with Angel statues along their span, there is something to see at every turn.

Rome is also considered as one of the top fashion centres of the world with only Milan, New York and Paris ahead of it. Major fashion houses and Jewellery chains are headquartered or originated in Rome and major brands such as Prada, Chanel, Armani and Versace to name but a few, have luxury outlets in Rome to rival New York, London or the famous LA.

There are so many places to visit and explore in the Capital of the Seven Hills. Wander through the Colosseum, Stare in wonderment at Michael Angelo’s Masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, take in the sites of the Pantheon or the many ancient Catacombs or simply relax in one of the Piazzas and dream of ancient times.

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Panoramic View of Ancient Rome, italy. Photo Courtesy of Filipe Samora
Panoramic View of Ancient Rome, italy. Photo Courtesy of Filipe Samora
Aerial View of St Peters Square, Vatican City. Rome, Italy
Aerial View of St Peters Square, Vatican City. Rome, Italy