Rome General Information
The result of 3000 years of human settlement, Rome is filled with archaeological and artistic treasures, unforgettable food, and endless panoramic views. Stroll along the cobbled streets with your gelato in one hand and a camera in the other to capture the masterpieces surrounding you such as sculptures by Michelangelo, fountains by Bernini and paintings by Caravaggio. A trip to Rome should not be rushed as it is much more about relishing in the moment, people-watching from a café in stunning piazzas and descending on trattorias for dinner.
As the capital city of Italy, people travel from all over the globe to visit world-renowned sites relating to ancient Rome. Vatican City, the smallest country in the world, is located inside the city boundaries of Rome and is home to the Pope, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and an endless variety of art and renaissance architecture. The Golden Age of Rome saw the economy, arts, literature, architecture and even commerce flourish between 27 BC and 180 AD which left a legacy that can still be felt and witnessed to this day in Rome, specifically.