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5 minutes guide to Rome

Rome, the “Eternal City”, “Caput Mundi” (‘Capital of the World’) is a captivating destination that weaves together a rich tapestry of history, art, and culture. As the capital of Italy, the seat of the Papacy, and former of centre of the mighty Roman Empire, Rome holds a preeminent place in the annals of human civilization. With its iconic landmarks, ancient ruins, and vibrant atmosphere, Rome offers a truly unforgettable and endlessly captivating experience for travellers. In the midst of art, culture and history luxury apartments and exquisite boutique hotels with terraces overlooking Rome’s eternal beauty dot the city centre to grant visitors a memorable and unique experience.

The history of Rome spans over 2,500 years from its foundation by Romulus in 753 BCE. As the seat of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, the remnants of ancient Rome are littered throughout the city. Visit the iconic Colosseum, which stands as a testament to the grandeur and engineering prowess of the Roman Empire or the Roman Forum, where ancient Romans used to gather daily to barter, converse and listen to rallies and speeches.

After the fall of the Roman Empire, Rome fell under the political control of the Papacy. The city, which had been a bustling urban metropolis under the Romans, fell into ruin. The sprawling city was reduced to clusters of buildings interspersed among large areas of ruins, vegetation, vineyards, and gardens. The population halved, and landmarks like the Colosseum and Roman Forum crumbled as medieval Romans constructed houses and shops within their ruins. As the capital of the Papal States, Rome was – and in, housing the Vatican City – remains, of profound importance for Christianity. Visit the Castel Sant’Angelo, originally a Mausoleum for the Emperor Hadrian that became the Popes’ stronghold and upon which a ferocious battle raged during the notorious 1527 Sack of Rome.

Visitors would also be hard-pressed to miss St Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the world and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, a simply breath-taking and awe-inspiring experience that will leave one irrevocably marked by its otherworldly grandiosity and beauty. Visit the bohemian Trastevere neighbourhood, known for its bohemian charm, or the lively piazza Navona and Campo de’ Fiori. Rome is renowned for its Baroque architecture and fountains, evident in such iconic landmarks as the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.

The city of Rome has enough culture, history, and art to fill innumerable lifetimes. Two millennia of riot, revolution, celebration, unification, and efflorescence are etched into the very spirit and cobbled streets of this city. Rome, like no other city, will leave one with a profound sense of existential humility and awe, a humbling reminder of our own transience in the face of the vastness of human history, and a sense of interconnectedness: a realisation that we ultimately belong to a much larger tapestry of existence.

Embark on a Roman journey in our luxurious accommodations, where beauty unfolds from the moment you wake up until you retire for the night. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable adventure, crafting everlasting memories in this timeless city.

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