Italy’s capital has been guiding Western culture for thousands of years, first as the core of the Roman Empire and more recently as the seat of papal authority. Nowhere can you immerse yourself more completely in history – whether that’s exploring the echoing halls of the 2,000-year-old Pantheon, strolling through the Roman Forum, venturing underground into the ancient catacombs or uncovering the rich treasures of Vatican City. Renaissance frescoes, famous sculptures and Old Master-packed museums line almost every central street. Add a contemporary layer of bars, five-star hotels and exquisite restaurants, and it’s easy to understand why Rome is one of the world’s most visited cities.
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