Rome, the capital of Italy and the seat of the Catholic Church, was built on seven hills along the shores of the Tiber. Rome’s significance as a religious and cultural centre is world-renowned. Its history originates from the first Roman king Romulus in 753 BC. The capital is known especially as the birthplace of the Roman Empire and home to famous figures such as Julius Caesar and Augustus.
Once the capital of the western world, Rome is rich in architecture and art. With almost three million inhabitants in the urban area, it is a vibrant and colourful city.
From the captivating Vatican Museums to the Colosseum and the Galleria Borghese, Rome offers many attractions for visitors. The challenge when visiting the city is most likely to decide what must be missed due to lack of time.