Rome is the historic capital city of Italy, it spans two and a half thousand years and it was the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, which was the dominant power in Western Europe and the lands bordering the Mediterranean. A city that is overflowing with architecture, it is like stepping into an open air museum. Marvel at the Colosseum, throw a coin into the Trevi fountain or visit the Vatican where you can wander through St Peter's Basilica and admire Michelangelo's stunning frescoes in the Sistine Chapel.
No trip to Rome would be complete without a visit to the Vatican City, the smallest state in the world, based in Rome in Italy and the papal residence. Inside the Vatican you can find 11 museums alongside the restored Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Gardens.
Rome is simply one of the most beautifully rich cities in the world to visit.