Rome, the capital of Italy, is located in the west-central part of the Italian peninsula, and the city center covers an area of more than 1,200 square kilometers, making it the most extensive and most populous city in Italy and one of the most famous places to visit in the world. Rome is also the birthplace of the ancient Roman Empire, with a history of over 2,700 years, and is a world-renowned historical and cultural city, known as the "Eternal City" because of its long history.
Rome is famous for its long history and ancient ruins, with more than 700 churches and monasteries, seven Catholic universities, and the richness of Renaissance and Baroque architecture that still exists today, along with Florence, which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1980.
Rome has a relatively high concentration of attractions, the most famous of which is the historic Colosseum, where you may be able to feel the atmosphere of a full house and a mountain of shouting. If you want, you can follow Audrey Hepburn's example in the movie "Roman Holiday" and buy a local yogurt ice cream in the ice cream shop next to the steps in Spain to taste the sweet taste of Italy; of course, the Vatican, the country of countries, should not be missed.
Italy has a lot of delicacies for you to choose from, and you must try all kinds of pasta. You will find that pasta, which has only a few varieties in the country, has a huge family in its homeland. Italy is the birthplace of pizza, so why not try it in its home country and see how it tastes different from home? Rome is full of restaurants, hotels and pizzerias, and the best places to eat are in the historic center and Trastevere, but there are plenty of good choices in other areas as well, but try not to go to areas where the security is chaotic. If you travel to Rome in time for the traditional August summer holidays, you may lose out on some of the best dining opportunities as many restaurants are closed.
Rome has a warm climate with four distinct seasons, dry summers and rainy winters, making it a great place to visit all year round. The monuments, churches and squares show their culture and elegance regardless of the season. Every year, on April 21, Rome celebrates the anniversary of its founding, and although the city has a long history, when it comes to carnival celebrations, the city is "as old as time". Events include concerts, parades, historical re-enactments, and many people dress up in ancient Roman costumes and parade around the Colosseum, Piazza Venezia, and Piazza della Roma. The bustling streets are soaked with vintage colors that people feel like they are back in the ancient Roman period more than 2,000 years ago.
Many of Rome's archaeological sites and museums are free to visit on the day, and the main venue for the festival is the Aventino Hill. For a spectacular fireworks display, head to the Capitolio Hill behind the Capitolio Museum.