Why Travel to Rome?

Why Travel To Rome?

The eternal city

Rome (in Italian: Roma) – the capital of Italy, was established 28 centuries ago.

On 21 April 2020 the city will be 2773 years old.

The population of  Rome  is  more than  4 million people.  

The Flag of Rome. The Flag of Italy. 

 

City of Seven Hills 

Rome is also called as the  City of Seven Hills  because it was built on the 7 hills: Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, Aventine, Palatine. The Palatine  Hill is traditionally regarded as the birthplace of the Italian capital.

Historic Centre of Rome

The whole Historic Centre of Rome  was designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Mausoleum of Augustus, the Pantheon, the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the Coliseum, the Spanish Steps, St. Peter’s Square, Navona Square, Trajan’s Column, the Column of Marcus Aurelius, Palatine Hill. 

The Spanish Steps 

The Spanish Steps  were built in 1723-1725 by an architect Francesco de Sanctis. The stairway consists  of 135 steps.

Attention:  According to the Rome new Municipal Rules sitting and eating  on the Spanish Steps is now subject to a fine of about $450 (400 euros).

The Colosseum

The Colosseum or Coliseum was built  in 70 A.D. The estimated age of  it, also known as Flavian Amphitheatre, is about 2000 years. It was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. Nowadays, Colosseus  attracts  more than 6 million visitors early

The Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain was designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and finished by Giuseppe Pannini in 1762. According to the legend,  coin tossed into  Trevi Fountain will ensure a soon return to Rome. More than €1.5 million is thrown into fountain each year.

Attention:  According to the Municipal latest Rules, baths in the fountains are forbidden. 

Films about rome

“Roman Holiday” (1953) – Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in the leading roles. 

“Gladiator” (2000) – Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix in the leading roles. 

“Michelangelo”  Infinito (2017) – Enrico Lo Verso, Ivano Marescotti in the leading roles.