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Italy's vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here. Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de' Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.

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It's the click of your heels on inlaid marble, the whisper of 600-thread count Frette sheets, the murmured buongiorno of a... read more

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In Rome, the Eternal(ly culinarily conservative) City, simple yet joyously traditional cuisine reigns supreme. Most chefs... read more

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  • Rome Today

    Coming off the Autostrada at Roma Nord or Roma Sud, you know by the convergence of heavily trafficked routes that you are entering a grand... Read more

  • Top Things to Do in Rome

    Constructed to honor all pagan gods, this best preserved temple of ancient Rome was rebuilt in the 2nd century AD by Emperor Hadrian,... Read more

  • Top Museums in Rome

    None other than the great Michelangelo would suffice to design the master plan for Rome's own collection of art and archaeological... Read more

  • Top Churches in Rome

    Every year, millions of pilgrims flock to the world's most important Catholic church, as art lovers marvel at Michelangelo's cupola,... Read more

  • Rome Like a Local

    “When in Rome, do as the Romans do." Undoubtedly, the catch phrase may sound a bit clichéd, but locals themselves will even suggest... Read more

  • A Walking Tour of Rome's Baroque Quarter

    The most important clue to the Romans is their Baroque art—not its artistic technicalities, but its spirit. When you understand that,... Read more

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