The cosmopolitan capital of Rome surely doesn’t disappoint, still a stylish and inspiring city over two thousand years after it was established.
From its cobblestoned streets to marble fountains, each turned corner and each piazza hides a familiar yet new beauty. Stand beneath the towering columns of the Roman Forum and in the vast basilica of the Vatican. Take in years of history and art, where the works of Raphael, Bernini, Caravaggio and Michelangelo gaze back at you. You can’t help but feel a bit of their lingering aura and the mystery that surrounds their famed work.
After strolling the city’s “vias” and popping into shops echoing the flawless Italian style, indulge in a luscious glass of chianti and a creamy al dente pasta in a tucked-away candlelit trattoria. If you are lucky to pass by the Roman baths or the Coliseum lit up at night, you’ll soon understand why Rome – once the epicenter of the vast empire – still leaves visitors spellbound.