Nov 1, 2008

Rome - Modern and Old, Past and Present go side by side, all the time

Rome, the eternal city, has awed its visitors for two millennial. Founded, according to legend, by Romulus and Remus in 753 B.C., Rome was first the center of the Roman Republic, then of the Roman Empire, and it became the capital of the Christian world in the 4th century. Its ruined antique monuments, many of them concentrated near the former Roman Forum, represent a point of reference for a city that has undergone many transformations through the Imperial, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, producing in the process an archeological record of amazing density that matches the richness of the history and legends. Today Rome is Italy's vibrant capital. Since, according to a saying, a lifetime is not enough to discover everything it has to offer, you can make sure you will return to Rome by tossing a coin over your shoulder in the Trevi Fountain. The Historic Center of Rome is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. no other city offers such a wide range of classical antiquities, palaces from the Renaissance and Baroque churches.

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1 comment:

sweet-home-lnd said...

So beautiful. I understand why Rome is favourite destination for a lot of people. I can't believe there are people which see only the hotels in Rome and not the amazing landmarks.