Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions and the city of yearning.
Giotto di Bondone
A trip to Rome is as much about lapping up the dolce vita lifestyle as gorging on art and culture.
The Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states.
Rome’s history spans 28 centuries. Rome ranked in 2016 as the 13th-most-visited city in the world, 3rd most visited in the European Union and the most popular tourist attraction in Italy. It’s historic center is listed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site.
Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are among the world’s most visited tourist destinations with both locations receiving millions of tourists a year.