An experience of stay to discover and live again the historic and artistic periods which make Rome one of the most beautiful cities of Europe! From the Antiquity, passing through the Middle Age till the Renaissance on impulse of popes, patrons of relevant artists, Rome preserve and therefore offer you a huge number of marvellous churches, palaces, architectural and decorative wonders. The capital is also famous for its charm and the beauty of its several squares, meeting and relaxing places full of cafés, bars and suggestive restaurants in which Italian life is animated on astonishing setting. The eternal city will catch your heart for ever!
Rome (Italian: Roma) is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated municipality (central area), with over 2.7 million residents in 1,285.3 km2 (496.3 sq mi). Rome is in the Lazio region of central Italy on the Tiber river (Italian: Tevere). The original settlement developed on hills that faced onto a ford beside the Tiber island, the only natural ford of the river. The Rome of the Kings was built on seven hills: the Aventine Hill, the Caelian Hill, the Capitoline Hill, the Esquiline Hill, the Palantine Hill, the Quirinal Hill, and the Viminal HIll. The city is also crossed by another river the Aniene which joins the Tiber north of the historic centre.
Rome's history spans over 2.500 years. It was the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, which was a major political and cultural influence in the lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea for over four hundred years from the 1st Century BC until the 4th Century AD. Since the 2nd Century AD Rome has been the seat of the Papacy and, after the end of Byzantine domination in the eight century it became the capital of the Papal States, which lasted until 1870. In 1871 Rome became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, and in 1946 that of the Italian Republic. Since 1929 it is also the site of the Vatican City, an independent city-state
run by the Pope.