A grandiose, hectic city with a village atmosphere, the religious and political capital of an Italy united later than its neighbours, a chaos of Ancient ruins, a mix of architectural styles and a huge open-air museum, Rome is a fascinating blend of old and new. This city is the centre of Italy's political power and the tertiary sector, as well as a magnet for crowds of tourists and pilgrims. To really get a feel for Rome, take time to wander and explore this exciting city.
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©Iakov Kalinin/iStockVatican Gardens
©R. Mattes/hemis.frTrevi Fountain
©Radius Images/PhotononstopCastel Sant'Angelo
©Simeone/PhotononstopMuseo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Altemps
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©R. Mattes/mauritius images/age fotostockMuseo Nazionale Romano: Massimo palace in the bath
©Nastasic/iStockCatacombs of San Callisto
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