Over 16% of the world's architectural heritage (70% in allo f Italy) are located in Rome.
"Roma caput mundi" (Rome, capital of the world): proudly claimed by the ancient Romans, this phrase is still actual today, due to the city's rich history and charm that you can breathe walking through the remains of its illustrious past, protagonist of the ancient, medieval and modern history. Rome's historical center, outlined by the enclosing Aurelian Walls, has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1980, together with the Holy Sees's property beyond the confines of the Vatican State as well as the Basilica of St. Paul outside the walls. Do not forget that Rome is the only city in the world to host an entire foreign state within its confines, the Vatican State.
This is a short (and never exhaustive) list of the most important places in the Eternal City: the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roma period and one of the seven wonders of the modern world, the Roman Forum, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Bernini's Fountain, Piazza di Spagna, Trinità dei Monti staircase, Trevi Fountain, the elegant via Condotti and the exclusive via Veneto, symbol of La Dolce Vita. And again Piazza San Pietro with the Bernini's colonnade and the Basilica, the museums of the Vatican State, the Sistina Chapel frescoed by Michelangelo, Trastevere district, the churches of Santa Maria Maggiore, San Giovanni in Laterano, San Pietro in Vincoli and Santa Maria degli Angeli. You can find obelisks, fountains, arches, statues and bridges everywhere. In addition to Rome's archaeological sites, worth a visit Ostia Antica Roman ruins, Villa Adriana in Tivoli, the temple of Jupiter Anxur in Terracina, the Etruscan remains of Cerveteri and Vulci, the necropolis of Tuscania and Tarquinia. Finally, we also mention the abbeys of Montecassino, Subiaco e Casamari.
Roman cuisine is famous all over the world for its simple recipes, linked to a rural tradition. Just think about dishes prepared with animal entrails (rigatoni with pajata, tripp and coda alla vaccinara); vermicelli with cheese and pepper, amatriciana bucatini, spaghetti alla carbonara, Jewish-style artichokes, lamb and local cheese (Roman ricotta and pecorino) are really delicious. The all sipping a good glass of wine from Castelli Romani.