Rome The Essential
Rome, the Eternal City, has something for everyone. Christian pilgrims make for the Vatican, while historians explore the forums where Cicero, Caesar and Augustus once walked. Art enthusiasts can admire the city's Baroque churches, where rival architects Bernini and Borromini struggled to outshine each other. And film buffs can lose themselves in movies by Fellini, admiring the skills of actors such as Gassman and Mastroianni. Rome is not just the capital of Italy, but the cultural centre of Europe.