Rome is one of the most inspiring and beautiful capitals in the world and is famously known as the ‘Eternal City’ of Italy. It has a great mix of sights, art and street life. Rome belongs to the Lazio region of Italy and is home to 2.9 million residents making it the largest city in the country. In 2014, it was ranked as the 14th most visited city in the world and is the most popular tourist attraction in Italy. UNESCO has listed its historic center as a World Heritage Site. Two of the most visited tourist sights here include the Vatican Museum and the Colosseum which receives millions of tourists every year.
Rome has an amazing artistic heritage and this has resulted in the city been full of priceless treasures. Ancient statues, world-class museums, Byzantine mosaics, and renaissance frescoes dazzle all parts of the city. Top artists that were from Rome include Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio and Bernini. The cityscape here is absolutely breathtaking and is the result of 3000 years of development. Places like the Colosseum, Roman Forum and the Pantheon will take you back to when the Roman Empire was a fearsome hub. One of the greatest of all the monuments in the city is St. Peters Basilica which is a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. The Baroque style is also evident in the ornate piazzas and elaborate churches.
Apart from all the sights, art and culture, Rome also has some great street side cafés and restaurants that offer a combination of romantic al fresco settings and superlative food. If you are looking for a truly Roman meal then the best places to go are the pizzerias and trattoria’s where many of the locals go. The best time to visit Rome is during the months of March to June and September to November.
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