Rome, the ethernal city, has awed its visitors for two millenia. Founded, according to legend, by Romulus and Remus in 753 B.C., Rome was first the centre of the Roman Republic, then of the Roman Empire, and it became the capital of the Christian world in the 4th century. Its ruined antique monuments, many of them concentrated near the former Roman Forum, represent a point of reference for a city that has undergone many tranformations through the Imperial, Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, producing in the process an archeological record of amazing density that matches the richness of the history and legends. Today Rome is Italy's vibrant capital. Since, according to a saying, a lifetime is not enough to discover everything it has to offer, you can make sure you will return to Rome by tossing a coin over your shoulder in the Trevi Fountain. The Historic Centre of Rome is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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