Rome is the capital city of Italy and the capital of the Lazio region. According to legend, Rome was founded by the twins Romulus and Remus in 753 BCE. The city is located on the banks of the river Tiber and was founded on top of seven hills, which is why Rome is often referred to as the City of Seven Hills.
The city attracts visitors from all over the world who come to discover the city’s impressive monuments and archaeological sites, its renowned cuisine, and its lively atmosphere.
Your first stop should be at the Roman Colosseum, one of the capital's most remarkable monuments. It was built almost 2000 years ago, so it will take you back in time to discover the way of life in the Roman Empire. Back then, exhibitions of exotic animals, executions of prisoners, and gladiator fights were held here.
Trevi Fountain is the most beautiful and largest fountain in Rome. Its name comes from “Tre Vie” (three streets) since the fountain was the meeting point of 3 streets. Why do people throw coins into Fontana di Trevi? The myth comes from the 1954 movie "Three Coins in the Fountain," and says that:
- If you throw one coin, you will return to Rome.
- If you throw two coins, you will fall in love with an attractive Italian.
- If you throw three coins, you will marry the person that you met.
You should throw the coin with your right hand over your left shoulder to make the wish come true.
When in Rome, you should also visit Vatican City, its museum that houses the Sistine Chapel, Piazza San Pietro, situated in front of St Peter’s Basilica. This is where the Pope presides many liturgies all year round.