When visiting Rome you'll be hooked by the charm of the Eternal City.
Rome is the city with the highest concentration of historical and architectural landmarks in the world (more than 16% of the world's cultural heritage). Its historic center, bounded by the perimeter of theAurelian walls, along with extraterritorial properties of the Holy See in the city and the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
But the capital of two states, as it is often called, is also the heart of Catholic Christianity and is the only city in the world to internally accommodate a foreign state, the Vatican City.
It’s impressive to see how the vestiges of the ancient Rome, the evidence of the origins of Christianity, the highest expressions of the Renaissance and Baroque periods are mixed at each corner with the vitality and vibrancy of the streets, where there are curious craft shops, neighborhood’s trattorias, shops of long standing, or with the refined elegance of the streets of the city, crowded of luxury showcases, hotels or high standard clubs.
Rome may no longer be caput mundi, but it remains a unique city, a sparkling metropolis that shows the vestiges of its glorious past, but it does so without reverential fear. Its ruins can be circumvented by cars and scooters as if they were simple divider and the Romans seem to perfectly embody the spirit of the city, which seems to encourage everyone to take it easy, enjoy life.
You’re not bothered to lock yourself in a museum? What is the problem, since the roads are better than a history book?