Book a hotel in Rome, the capital of Italy
Well-dressed men and ladies represent Rome, where fashion and designer names are essential for the life-style. The Italian capital Rome, also called the Eternal City, has attracted tourists throughout the years with its Italian charm and romanticism. Among the many ancient historical monuments, tourists have plenty of places to choose among as a background for their holiday pictures. The numerous restaurants and bars provide endless opportunities to try the Italian cuisine. Add a cappuccino and a creamy ice cream to the meal for dessert. Rome is also famous for having two football clubs in the Italian premier league Serie A: AS Roma and SS Lazio.
The Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, St Peter’s Square, Spanish Steps, Colosseum are some of the options to consider when visiting Rome. But one can’t go to Rome without visiting one of the Italian squares, Piazzas. The most famous square is probably Piazza Venezia, in the Roman city centre. This is the location of the Palazzo Venezia and also the Monument of Victor Emanuel II. Discover also the triumphant Baroque architecture of the Spanish Steps, situated on Piazza di Spagna.
Piazza del Colosseo holds one of the most important (more...) monuments of the Italian history, the Colosseum. This is where gladiators faced their bloody destiny. Close to the Colosseum, another historical monument is the triumphal arch or the Arch of Constantine. This arch was built after the Battle of the Milvian Bridge to commemorate the victory of Constantine I over Maxentius. The temple Roman Pantheon is another must-see. This temple was built as a dedication to the pagan gods.
Important Renaissance artists settled in Rome. Explore part of the culture history, studying the work of one of the most outstanding men from this period. Painter, sculptor, poet, engineer and architect are some of the titles of Michangelo. Michelangelo’s Pieta is one of the masterpieces and most studied works from the High Renaissance. The representation of Mother Mary holding Jesus after the Crucifixion was ordered for the tomb of French cardinal Jean de Billheres to be the most beautiful piece of marble art in Rome. The artist delivered more that what was expected and became part of history himself. Today this masterpiece can be seen in the St. Peter’s Basilica. The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican museum might be the most famous of Michelangelo’s work and is also well worth visiting.