As legend has it, Rome, Italy, was founded by the twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, in 700 BC. The ancient Caput Mundi, or Capital of the World, is located beneath the Palatine Hill, where the ruins of its original incarnation are open for exploration.
No tour of Rome is complete without stopping for the remains of the Temple of Saturn and the Arch of Septimus, both located in the Roman Forum. Get in touch with your inner gladiator and pass by the Colosseum, a relic of Roman bloodsports and perhaps the most recognizable element of the city.
Throw a coin at the Trevi Fountain to make sure you will return to Rome one day; Do not throw in two coins unless you are ready to fall in love with a Roman. Continue your visit to Rome in St. Peter’s Square, home of the Basilica of St. Peter. The largest church in the world, designed by Michelangelo, is a remarkable structure and a tribute to the faith. You can look down from the famous dome to the Plaza Santa, which is usually full of worshipers seeking a blessing from the Pope. After this, it’s just steps to restaurants full of Italian food. Forget about going back to Rome – you never want to leave.
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