Rome is the capital city of Italy, and benefits from modern and old, past and present, which can be seen throughout the city.
Founded over 2700 years ago, Rome long reigned as Caput Mundi, or Capital of the World. Famous monuments around the city, including the Colosseum and the Forum, are reminiscent of an era when emperors such as Nero and Trajan ruled the Roman Empire. However, modern Rome owes much of its present surroundings to the Renaissance period, which gave birth to the creation of monuments including the Piazza del Campidoglio and the world’s largest church, St. Peter’s Basilica. Attractions such as these make Rome one of the most scenic and photographic cities of the modern world.
Dining in Rome is a veritable gourmand's delight, but one is best advised to steer clear of the traditional tourist type restaurants and make a bee-line for the ones packed with locals. Romans are very precious about their food, so choose local eateries and you can't go far wrong!
The hills surroundings Rome is home to numerous vineyards, and produce more than 3 millions of hectolitre of wine every year. Be sure to sample Cesanese wine from the southern area of Frosinone e Zagarolo, and of course the famous Frascati wine produced in the Castelli Romani area. It would be rude not to; as they say, 'when in Rome'...