Rome is the capital and largest city of Italy – the famed city of the Roman Empire. Rome was the center of one of the greatest civilisations ever. The historic center of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With wonderful palaces, thousand-year-old churches and basilicas, grand romantic ruins, opulent monuments, ornate statues and graceful fountains, Rome has an immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere, making it one of Europe’s and the world’s most visited, famous, influential and beautiful capitals. Today, Rome has a growing nightlife scene and is also seen as a shopping heaven, being regarded as one of the fashion capitals of the world; some of Italy’s oldest jewelry and clothing establishments were founded in the city. With so many sights and things to do, Rome can truly be classified a “global city”.
Rome, March 1999
Weekend tour to Rome (more text coming…)