Rome is one of the great cultural cities in Europe and offers a cityscape of unique beauty. In the Italian capitals, a variety of artistic and architectural monuments of different styles pile up: antique, medieval, neoclassicism and fascism have left their mark. Baroque art meets a lively arts and cultural scene, on elegant shopping streets, famous fashion houses, quiet squares and restaurants of the top class.
The multi-faceted contrasts make the charm of this city and let all visitors get their money’s worth. From the riverside on the Tiber you have a nice view and if one of the many stairs to the river bank descends, there is a calm, which nobody would have expected in the center of the city. As the capital of Italy, Rome is also the seat of the Italian Parliament, which consists of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.
Among the best known and most popular landmarks of the city are the Colosseum, the National Monument for Victor Emmanuel II, the Piazza della Repubblica, Castel Sant’Angelo, the Trevi Fountain, the Arch of Constantine and the Quirinale Palace and the Villa Borghese. The dome of St. Peter’s in the Vatican City as well as the countless churches determine the skyline of Rome and the magnificent square in front of St. Peter’s is one of the main attractions for many tourists. After a visit to the famous Via Condotti, Rome’s luxury shopping district, you are sure to be able to have one of the few cheap hotels to rest in peace.