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Rome

Empire’s Worth of History, Food, Civilization, and Catholicism

Italy’s capital is enormous, sometimes bewildering, often stunning and exhilarating. What else could one expect from a city that once ran a vast empire and now contains an entire separate nation, the heart of a major religion, within its borders? Though the empire crumbled long ago, the city is constantly vibrant. Standing in the city center by the Forum, it’s easy to feel that you’re living inside a giant postcard, with crumbling ruins on one side and the commanding sight of the ancient Colosseum rising above the rooftops on the other. The evidence of more recent history is also omnipresent here; most spectacularly in Vatican City, where people pour into St. Peter’s Basilica and Square and the famous Vatican Museums to worship, gawk, and wonder at everything from the Pope to the Sistine Chapel. However, though aged sights are abundant in Rome, the city is anything but elderly, and it is certainly not tired. The fashion is high-class here, the shopping opportunities countless, the cuisine delicious, the gelato heavenly, and the traffic absolutely ferocious, in both speed and volume. If you want a fast-paced day of historical sightseeing or just a slow afternoon with a cappuccino, Rome offers both and everything in between.

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  • Amazing city with amazing attractions. Will visit again.
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  • Eine der schonste Städte Weltweit. Egal ob man feiern, einkaufen oder das kulturelle Erbe genießen möchte absolut empfehlenswert
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  • maravillosa ciudad....
    about a year ago report abuse
  • 2012 best city trip we ever had
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  • Some friends of mine told me that now there's a new service that permit to surf the Internet by small pocket devices that you can bring with you. this service is called Witourist, I think there's also a web site. It could be very useful because in Rome there's not free Internet. or better..it doesn't work with no Italian sim.
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  • Beautiful, historic, and chaotic - Rome's appeal for the tourist is eternal. Home to one of the most delicious cuisines on earth. Head to La Carbonara on Via Panisperna for some spaghetti alla carbonara, or La Birreria Peroni for some delicious bucatini all'amatriciana. Stroll through the gorgeous piazzas and drink up the living history, but for the love of pete, try to time your trip for the springtime or the fall; Rome in the summer is sheer, boiling hot, tourist-packed misery.
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    An open air museum
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    for me the most lovable metropolis in Europe .. :)
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    It is known as the eternal city, and so the aDicen que es la ciudad eterna, como lo son sus vestigios artisticos.Ese impresionante coliseo. No olvidar probar su famosa pasta y sus helados.
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    for 5 months this has been my home -- a dream! :)
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    The most beautiful city in the world? Shortlisted with Paris, though the Dolce Vita makes it a winner !
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    Without any doubt… impressive!
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    all the roads lead to Rome
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  • Wow ... when you visit it ,, you feel that all World History just pass infront of your eyes .. really i do not thought it that huge feeling .. and how much it is great ...
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    Unbelievable city, the food and wine alone are worth the trip! On every corner, a witness to history... in a week you still can't cover everything worth seeing!
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    I've been twice to Rome. If you are going to Rome don't miss Pizzeria Baffetto (Via del Governo Vecchio 114). Probably the best pizza in Rome!!
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  • no Rome no party
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    Ahhh la dolce vita :) Several monuments are really worth the travel: the sistine chapel, the vatican, thecastel san'angelo... !
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    Avoid the overpriced Restaurants in the city center or in Termini, and go instead to the Testaccio neighborhood (Metro Piramide). Roman restaurants with delicious Italian cooking.
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  • there is no italy without rome!
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  • stay at least 4 days, so that you can see it all .... read angels and demons from Dan Brown and follow the steps of the book
    a couple of years ago report abuse

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