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Travel Guides - Italy, Rome

     Rome, known as the Ethernal City, has attracted visitors for over 2.000 years. It is one of the most magnificent and romantic cities in the world. Rome has an attractive mix of grandiose sights and bustling city life. Life is sweet - the cake is there for the eating. Italian desinger shopping, smooth ice cream, frothy cappucino and exquisite wines to name but a few things.
     Where do you start to summarize the history of the Ethernal City? A good date might be 21 April 753 B.C. The day when Romulus is said to have founded the city after murdering his brother Remus. During the following centuries Rome grew into a powerful empire, peaking during the rule of Marcus Aurelius in 161-180 A.D.
    Just like the ancient city, Rome today is built on seven hills: Capitolino, Palatino, Quirinale, Viminale, Esquilino, Celio and Aventiono. The central area is called Campo Marzio, named after the Roman god of war, and was the ancient army's trainging grounds. This is where many of the famous sights are located. Other well-known areas are Trastevere, on the other side of the River Tibern, and Monti. Little Pigneto is considered the most Roman neighbourhood.
    Rome is one of a kind. No other city - not even Athens, Istambul, London or New York - has as many world-class sites as Rome.  Walking down Via del Fori Imperiali towards the Coliseum will impress even the most spoiled ans shopping-crazed teenager. The city has so much to offer.

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