Rome is the capital and largest city of Italy situated in the west-central
part of Italy, on the Tiber River. Vatican City is an independent enclave
and sovereign city within the confines of Rome. Rome is also called the
Eternal city. Rome was founded by Romulus in 753 B.C. It is built on
Seven hills, most important of which is Palatino. It was first ruled by
Etruscans followed by Augustus ( 27B.C- A.D.14). During the reign of
Augustus, the Roman republic extended its territory and Roman Empire was
hence established. Rome was the capital of empire and was considered the
centre of world. However the city declined during the rule of Constantine
who transferred his capital to Byzantium. In 323 A.D. Rome was conquered
by Alaric I , leading to devastation of the city by barbarian tribes. Rome
became capital again in 1871 after Italians took control of City from The Pope.
is an amazing cultural experience.
Rome is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and has something
for everyone. You can find well preserved monuments, museums, arts and
sculptures. It is a favorite destination for art lovers. Works of some of
the greatest artists like Bramante, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Domenico
Fontana are preserved here. You can catch opera, symphony, live shows,
and musical shows in the city all year round. Or you can check out some nice theatres and cinemas in
Rome. Rome also has an amazing nightlife, and there are plenty of nightclubs which
are open all night. You can get a flavor of authentic Roman and Italian cuisine
in many restaurants in Rome. Rome is a shopper's paradise: fashion stores,
malls, and antiques stores abound in this bustling city.
You can find a great selection of Designer apparels here. At times you can
also go to weekend markets and bargain for shoes and apparels...so pack up
your bags and get here now!!!