Rome is the capital of Italy with a population of around 2.8 million
Notable Historic Landmarks
- Roman Forum
The Colosseum is a massive amphitheater which began being used around A.D.80. For the grand opening of the Colosseum, 100 days of games were had, which featured gladiator and animal fights. Used for about 400 years, it was ignored until people in the 18th century started using it for building materials. Now it is a very popular tourist destination and symbol of Rome. Click here
to see a really long tour of the site.
The Pantheon is a former Roman temple dedicated around A.D. 126. Filled with architectural symbolism, this is one of the best preserved ancient Roman buildings to exist, mostly because of its long-lasting and continual use. Later architects would have taken the style of this building for their own work because of its uniqueness at the time.
The Roman Forum was the most important forum in ancient Rome. It was used for public meetings, law courts, and even gladiator fights. It was lined with shops and open-air markets as well. The forum later became a center for religious and secular ceremonies.
Popular Food Items
- Rigatoni Carbonara
- Lamb Shanks (Learn how to make your own by clicking here!)