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 According to the legend it was founded in the year 753 BC by two brothers Romulus and Remus. It is situated on seven hills. Rome was centre of the Roman Empire, during which it reaches the culmination in wealth and prosperity. From that period you can visit many monuments like Colloseum, Panteon, Forum, many churches and basilicas,etc. In Rome exists an indenpendant state –Vatican, the residence of the Pope and the centre of the Romancatholic church. In Vatican you can visit  the most famous square in Rome –St. Peter´s square , magnificent  basilica of St. Peter, the Vatican museum, where you can see works of art of the most famous artist like Michelangelo, Bernini, Rafael...

A powerful political and economic centre for 2,500 years, an ancient and modern city, espresso coffee, tranquil reflection, rome is one of the few major european cities that escaped world war 2, rome character is renaissance and baroque, rome has more than 900 churches and basilicas, san giovanni in lanterno, santa maria maggiore, san lorenzo fuori le mura, in middle of rome is vatican city - a separate sovereign state and the enclave of the holy see, saint peters basilica, huge forecourt designed under the direction of pope alexandar VII, pope give his blessing from the facade of the church, prestigious vatican library, the raphael rooms, important works by leonardo da vinci, raphael, giotto and botticelli, the vatican museum - founded by pope julius II, world famous sistine chapel, galleria borghese, the palazzo doria pamphili, the capitoline museum, the museo nazionale delle terme, the galleria colouna, and the palazzo barberini with its national gallery of antique art, sumptuous imperial palaces on the palatine hill, the temples in the forum augustus ara pacis ( altar of peace ), the huge baths of diocletian, the pantheon eerie catacombs, chill of the colosseum, the palatine hill an open air museum with wonderful views of the forum, the forum, mark anthony, caesar, the castel sant angelo, the spanish steps - 138 steps, pizza di spanga, trinita dei monti, the borghese gardens - the largest and most elegant park, capitolino, coliseum - fantastic stadium, panthean one of the most best preserved ancient monument, fontana di trevi, fontana four rivers.

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