Roma Travel Guide

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Roma Overview

The origin of Roma is still unknown. The various theories are based on the information of the ancient authors and on the different types of archaeological finds found in Roma. For these reasons, this initial stage of the history of Roma has been placed more in the field of the legend than in the one of the history. The first inhabitants of Roma likely came from various parts of the Italian peninsula, from the north were the Etruscans and from the south were the Sabines and the Latins. Some of the earliest remains of settlements date to the 8th century BC in the Palatine Hill area.

One could likely spend a lifetime in Roma and still not visit everything the city has to see. Some of the more famous sights include the Colosseum, Constantine's Arch, Roman Forum, Circus Maximus, Victor Emmanuel II Monument, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popolo, Villa Borghese gardens, Palatine Hill, Pantheon, and Castel Sant'Angelo to name a few. Roma has also many fountains, piazza's, statues, columns and obelisks, as well as its fair share of churches and basilica's too. There are numerous museums, shops, restaurants, ice cream parlors (gelato), hotels and hostels.

Roma is located in the Lazio province of Italy and the major river is the Tiber. Vatican city is located inside the city of Roma, but has its own destination category and is not covered here. Roma has an extensive metro and bus system for getting around the city, and the main train station at Termini connects to these and all other parts of Italy. The main airport at Fuimicino is Leonardo da Vinci, located around 30 Km west of Roma, with an express train called the Leonardo Express connecting the airport and Termini station. Taxi services in Roma are an option too, and useful for short distances, but rather expensive to extended travel around the city.

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