Rome is the capital of Italy. July and August are the hottest and busiest months of the year. The Vatican City is in Rome, and is where the Pope resides. Attractions in the city include the Trevi Fountain (which is over 25 meters high), the Colosseum and the Pantheon. Flights to Rome are available with Alitalia from New York-JFK and Boston, and with Delta Airlines from cities including Atlanta. American Airlines also fly to the city. www.romaturismo.it.
The eternal city of Rome, constructed of ruins
and in whose name the Caesars sought to claim the world, opens for
the visitor as a living museum. The centuries peel back with each
new vista in this great city of gladiators, lunatic drivers and
well-rounded pasta posteriors. Vespas, nippy little Fiats and red
sports cars speed past trendy sidewalk bistros and nightclubs,
revealing the Rome of Fellini's La Dolce Vita.
The chillingly stark facades of the Stadio Olimpico complex bring
back Mussolini's attempts to reinvent the architecture of the
Roman Forum (Foro Romano) Rome
The site of ancient Rome's commercial,
political and religious centre retires in the valley between the
Capitoline and Palatine hills.
The Colosseum Rome
This enduring symbol of ancient Rome
tenaciously clings to its foundations as the site of former
The stately Pantheon is one of the world's
most inspiring architectural designs.
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