Rome has earned its ancient nickname of The Eternal City -
no matter how many places in Italy vie for our attention, there’s no city that
can compare to Rome. Here you can walk the same streets that Caesar once
walked, set foot in the smallest independent nation on earth, and see the
handiwork of some of the world’s greatest artists. Then you can turn a corner
to see how modern Romans live alongside all that historic splendor.
Stroll through the one-time epicenter of the Roman Empire,
gaze over the largest Roman amphitheater, see the Pope give his weekly address
in St. Peter’s Square, test your resolve at the Mouth of Truth, learn to fight
like a gladiator, and find out what makes Roman pizza different from the stuff
you’ll eat in Naples. Few cities can entertain and overwhelm as quickly as
Rome, so plan to take your time - and take plenty of breaks to sample the
city’s famous coffee and gelato. And don’t forget to throw a coin in the Trevi
Fountain to make sure you get a return trip to this most fascinating of cities.