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Rome

Ancient ruins – the Roman Forum and Colosseum – are a reminder of the city’s place in history, yet stroll through its tangled streets in old neighbourhoods, like Trastevere, and you’ll see how modern life goes on in this city from another era. Art is everywhere, and you’ll see much of it, including at Bernini’s famous Fountain of the Four Rivers in the Piazza Navona, on easy walks around Rome. Then, of course, there are the riches of the Vatican City, including St Peters Basilica, extensive museums and Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Spend time people watching at the Spanish Steps, getting below the city’s surface in the Catacombs, exploring the city on a Vespa or marvelling at the spectacular dome of the Pantheon. Don’t forget to toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain to make sure you return to Rome one day.