Rome – the Eternal City

“Rome is called the Eternal City because ancient Romans believed that no matter what happened to the world or how many empires came and collapsed, Rome would go on forever.”

Putting all this aside, did all roads really lead to Rome?

St Peter’s Square and Basilica are Renaissance masterpieces while gloriously ornate fountains and statues greet you at every twist and turn of the city’s streets.

The most iconic example is Salvi’s Trevi Fountain. Dominating the small cobbled avenue in which it sits, this fountain is an outrageous example of over-the-top Baroque sculpture, and is immediately recognisable from its appearance in classic films such as ‘Three Coins in a Fountain‘ and Federico Fellini’s screen masterpiece, ‘La Dolce Vita‘.

Yes they did! At least within a significant part of the Italian Peninsula. The reason being to ensure that there was a road connecting all secondary cities to Rome but no roads connecting the cities to each other, making it more difficult for the cities to rise up in resistance against Rome.

 

Rome is without doubt one the most beautiful cities in the world; every year millions of tourists come from around the world to admire the treasures and masterpieces of Roman art and architectureRome is an enchanting city where you’ll discover a romantic blend of culture and history spiced up with a vibrant street and nightlife.

Rome is an enchanting city where you’ll discover a romantic blend of culture and history spiced up with a vibrant street and nightlife. Add in to the mix delicious gastronomy and excellent Italian wines, and you have an inspiring and beautiful destination that our Rome travel guide will help you make the most of.

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