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A city that will enchant you from the first second, the ""eternal city"" as it is called... Rome is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Every year, millions of tourists come from all over the world to admire the treasures and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture, since it is an open-air museum, with imposing monuments, buildings and churches to emerge wherever you look. Rome is a magical city where you will discover a romantic combination of culture and history with a vibrant pulse and rich nightlife. Add to this blend the rich gastronomy and exquisite Italian wines and you have the perfect combination for a holiday you will remember for a lifetime. Start from the internationally known Colosseum and admire this ancient Roman arena that hosted some of the greatest dueling of the early post-Christian era. Continue to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, the birthplace of Rome, and head to the Piazza Venezia, where you will see the landmark building of this square, the huge white marble monument Vittorio Emanuele II or else Vitoriano, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole city. A little further up, you reached the Pantheon, one of the world's only monuments preserved in almost perfect condition to this day, as well as the Fontana di Trevi, Rome's largest and most photographed fountain. As dusk sets, cross the Tiber from the Sant'Angelo Bridge with the imposing statues the size of a normal man rising imposingly right and left and, in awe, admire the Castel Sant 'Angelo or Castle of Angels. And this is how you arrived at the Vatican, the autonomous state nestled in the heart of Rome, which houses the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, with St. Peter's Basilica, the official residence of the Pope and the Vatican Museum. These and many more compose the magical Rome, which in combination with its wonderful and full of life squares will give you invaluable images and memories that you will want to stay etched in your mind forever.


The history

The history of Rome begins with the famous myth of its founding in 753 BC by the twin boys, Romulus and Remus, who were saved and raised by a wolf. There is no doubt that Rome has since fulfilled its destiny of becoming a great world city and the center of one of history's greatest empires. The first period of Rome's known history includes the rule of six kings. During this period, Rome began its journey to become a military and economic power with the establishment of its constitution. The seeds of the Roman Empire were sown in 510 BC, when the Romans established a new type of government under the rule of the upper classes. By 338 BC Rome was constantly expanding, and by 44 BC Julius Caesar was crowned as the first Roman Emperor. During the period between 31 BC and 476 AD, Rome experienced the greatest prosperity, while from 476 AD onwards, the Papal States were founded and the influence of the city of Rome declined, with the Roman state collapsing by the middle of the 14th century. The 16th century is characterized by the Renaissance, a time when some of Rome's most important works of art were created by artists such as Michelangelo, Donato Bramante and Raphael. Coming quickly into the near past of the city's most modern history, 1946 was the year the Italian Republic was finally founded, after many battles and wars, with Rome being proclaimed the capital.


What the Eiffel Tower is to Paris, so is the Colosseum to Rome. This huge stone amphitheater was commissioned around 70-72 AD by the emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty as his gift to the Roman people. In 80 AD, Vespasian's son, Titus, opened the Colosseum – officially known as the Flavian Amphitheatre – by staging duels with humans and wild animals that lasted 100 days. After four centuries of active use of the Colosseum, this magnificent arena was neglected and until the 18th century it was used as a warehouse for building materials. Although two-thirds of the original Colosseum has now been destroyed over time, the amphitheater still remains one of the most iconic symbols of Rome and its long, turbulent history.


What could be the most popular dish in Rome and wider Italy if it wasn't for pasta? They are enjoyed throughout the country and each city or wider county is famous for its own sauces and variations. But especially for Rome, do not forget to try four pasta dishes, one of the most famous in the city, usually served as spaghetti or bucatini: cacio e pepe, alla Gricia, alla Carbonara and all 'Amatriciana. Starting with the simplest, cacio e pepe, consists literally of 3 ingredients - spaghetti, grated pecorino and black pepper. If in the cacio e pepe you add guanciale, then the delicious recipe alla Gricia will result. And so we get to carbonara, which consists of the base of alla Gricia plus egg. It is worth noting that the original carbonara does not contain cream! Finally, we reach the last famous pasta, spaghetti all 'Amatriciana consisting of olive oil, guanciale, extra dry white wine, chili and pecorino.


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