A Look at the Different Aspects in Rome
Knee-deep in ancient ruins, up-to-the-ears in churches, brimming with museums, packed with art galleries: Rome is best enjoyed when taken in small doses and when armed with a map which includes a few strategically located places in which to relax and recuperate between the major tourist attractions. Rome, Italy's capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes.