Rome, the “eternal city”, is so called because it is a place of great beauty, contrast and life. St Peter’s basilica inside Vatican City is the largest church ever constructed. The first shopping mall was built in Rome by Emperor Trajan. Rome has played a dominant role in history for over two and a half thousand years. The lasting power of Rome has been due to its geographical position in the world. Rome is located at the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, in the centre of the Italian peninsular, and situated on the River Tiber. Modern Rome contains 280 fountains and more than 900 churches.
Attractions of Rome