Rome is the largest and most visited city in Italy famous for being the center of the world’s greatest civilization, the Roman Empire. This ancient city is situated between the Tyrrhenian Sea and Appenine Mountains along the River Tiber.Rome has a typical Mediterranean weather which can get really hot during summer.
Spanning more than 2,500 years, Rome has undergone a lot of transformation from being the seat of a huge empire and founder of Catholicism to becoming the home of the government.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
You can beat the summer heat by joining the annual Roman Summer Festival which features live music, sports, film and various kiddie activities. Rome is also famous Christian pilgrimage site attracting millions of tourists each year visiting the Vatican City, which is the official residence of the Pope and its beautiful churches including the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls, Saint Peter's Basilica, Basilica of St. John Lateran and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. The city’s historic centre was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its unparalleled beauty and some of the must-see sites within Old Rome include The Pantheon, Largo di Torre Argentina, Temple of Hadrianus, Campo de' Fiori and Fountain of Neptune. Another great place to visit in Rome is the Colosseo district where one can find three of the city's most remarkable landmarks: The Colosseum, Capitoline Museum and the Roman Forum.
The best way to explore Rome is by foot and the open-top bus where you can take good pictures.