It is one of the most important and famous cities all over the world. From the historical point of view it is absolutely an individual case, in which it is possible to find etruscan tombs, republican fori, imperial temples, basilicas, bell towers of the Middle Age, palaces of the Renaissance and baroque churches. By the other hand, the tremendous concentration of history, legend and monuments in Rome coexists with the highest density of our state burocracy, and furthermore hundreds of organizations with site in Rome, first of all the Vatican.
Rome lies just 20 km from the sea and it is a very extensive city; however, the historical center is limited enough and most of the attractive sights of the city are not far from the railways station Termini. On the western side of the station lies the heart of the old city: the Palatine-Hill and the Forum Romanum. On the nothern side are situated the Via del Corso, between the Forum and the Piazza del Popolo, and on the eastern side there are the flight of steps of Piazza di Spagna and the Trevi Fountain. On the other side of the Tiber River lies the Vatican. It is no wonder that Rome, as center of the christianity, has more that 400 churches only in its historical center; and in addition to this a wonderful collection of splendid squares and fountains.
The history of the city has been caracterized by alternating periods of splendour and decadence, but the city is always been able to revive. May be that is why Rome is well-known as the “Eternal City”.