Rome, Italy‚s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter‚s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo‚s Sistine Chapel frescoes.
Language:‚ The language spoken in Rome is Italian
Fly:‚ Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) is 26km southwest of the city centre
Flight time:‚ 2 hours 30 minutes
Best time to visit:
‚ April-June and September-October
Rome‚s Mediterranean heat is especially balmy in July and August. The spring and autumn months are more comfortable.