The former capital of the world charms everyone with its powerful contrasts. An amazing mix of sophistication and provincialism, of sociability and brutality, of history and modernism, Rome is home to some of the world’s most famous monuments, but also to a lively arts scene. Walk down the streets of Rome and you will see the city’s glorious past emerging at every step, living in full harmony with the present: temple pillars arise behind bus stations, revelers wiggle in 14th century chapels and the gladiators’ arenas are home to live rock concerts. Amidst the imperial relics, baroque fountains and retro cafes, the Eternal city unveils a mind-blowing cocktail of street art, multi-ethnic flavors Italian fusion entrenched in the twenty-first century.
Landmarks dating from the times of ancient Rome landmarks are a must see while in the Italian capital. Plan at least half a day for the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Include in your itinerary a visit to the Capitol Hill, the Pantheon and Fontana de Trevi – the symbol of the Italian dolce vita. If you have time, tour also Piazza Navona, located not far from the Pantheon