Rome - Europe's history The metropolis of Rome is rightly one of the most historically valuable cities in the world and invites you to discover over 2,000 years of European history. The absolute highlights of the city are the Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. But the city of cities also offers you excellent Italian cuisine in the form of countless restaurants and bars. You can also take leisurely walks through the countless green areas in the centre of the city or visit the student and artistic district of San Lorenzo. In the south of the city you will find the Circus Maximus, where car races and gladiatorial battles once took place. It could accommodate up to 250,000 spectators. Nearby you will meet the Caracalla thermal baths, a huge spa complex. Further west is the Lateran Basilica of Emperor Constantine and the 12th-century church of San Clemente, which extends over three levels. The 18th century, on the other hand, was the famous Trevi Fountain, the centre of which is a sculpture of Neptune, and the Spanish Steps, which was financed by Louis XV (from France). Dolce Vita - Feasting in Italy If you choose this experience, you should definitely taste an original Italian ice cream in Rome! The Italians are known for their excellent talent for making ice cream in the best quality. Of course, pasta and pizza should not be neglected during your stay in Italy's largest city. Worth knowing Rome Rome has been the capital of Italy since 1871 and is located in the centre of the lively southern European country in the Lazio region. Roma - as the Italian name of the city is called - covers an area of about 1,285 km2 and is divided into four boroughs. In the middle of the city there is a small Tiber island, which is connected on both sides to the banks of the Tiber. The city is home to about 2.9 million people and 6 million people visit the Eternal City every year.