Trip to Roma
The city of Roma presents itself by name. Indeed, being the capital of the empire that flourished around the world, Roma has become a mythical place that has forever marked the history of mankind through the ages. Today, it is the capital of Italy located in the center-west of the Italian peninsula. The history of Roma is its notoriety, but the city also stands out architecturally with buildings dating from the Roman Empire, and economically with its important place in the country but also on the European continent. All roads lead to Roma is no exaggeration. Indeed, for centuries, the city has been one of the greatest tourist attractions in the world. Although the city is no longer the center of world trade, but still has this success due to its place in the history of mankind. On the religious or confessional level, the city has played a determining role in several religions and this for centuries.
So, if you need to visit a city that has consistently praised the world for its history and culture, the city of Roma is the perfect city for this visit. You will not regret it.
Roma, a rich history
Roma has one of the richest histories of mankind. Indeed, being the second cradle of Western civilization after Athens, Roma has a history that spans 28 centuries.
Roma has a legendary but also archaeological origin. The city was founded by Romulus, according to legend, 753 BC. AD Romulus would have killed his twin brother Remus during the creation of the city of Roma . This legendary story allows to give a divine origin to Rome with the genealogy of Romulus who is a descendant of the god Mars. Thus, the Romans were a junction between the birth of the city of Roma and the fall of Troy.
Archeologically, the first occupants of the city of Roma were shepherds who lived in huts on the Palatine Hill, a town that dominates the Tribune and this was in the 8th century BC. During this period the Italian peninsula was also occupied by several peoples. Among these peoples we can cite the Greeks of the south, the Carthaginians in Sardinia and Corsica, among others.
On the religious level, the city of Roma has played a very important role in the expansion of several religions, notably the Christian religion. Indeed, this religion quickly established itself in Roma with the presence of the Jews. It was in 313 that Christianity became legal in Roma and also subsequently, in 380, became the official religion of the Roman Empire.
The city also has a particular importance in the Christian religion because being the capital of Christianity with Saint Peter and Saint Paul who are martyred in Rome. Thus, Roma becomes the capital of Christians but also of the Catholic Church. Moreover, the Vatican is a landlocked state in Roma and also the seat of the Pope of Christians.
Culture, omnipresent in Roma
Culturally, Roma occupies an important place in the world cultural heritage. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city has several museums which are very rich in discoveries. The city of Roma is also home to the Central National Library which is Italy's largest library with 7 million volumes. The library is known around the world for its value and its multiple documents and manuscripts.
Culture is also several renowned universities with the National Center for Higher Studies. The city has 22 state and private universities as well as 24 pontifical universities, making a total of 46 universities. The city of Roma welcomes thousands of foreign students every year.
Musically, Roma is considered the base of sacred music. The city hosts one of the oldest musical academies in the world, namely the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. This school has a symphony orchestra which enjoys worldwide recognition. The city also has several jazz clubs as well as festivals and musical meetings.
For cinema, the city of Roma is one of the cinema capitals of the world with several films that have been made in this city. The theater is also very developed in Roma with a wide variety of theatrical offerings. The city of Rome also has its own opera house with the Roma Opera.
The culture of the city is not only limited to cinema or museums, but it is also about the cuisine. Italian gastronomy no longer needs to be presented to the world. Its gastronomy shines not only for its richness but also for its age. As a result, you can enjoy a stay in the city of Rome of culinary discovery and tasting of the most famous dishes in the world.
The greatest specificity of Rome's economy is the absence of heavy industries, but also the fact that the city relies mainly on the service sector. It should be noted that the city has the largest agricultural municipality in Europe. The city of Roma has a dynamic and diversified economy in the technology sector but also in the communication sector.
The service sector produces 6.7% of the city’s GDP and is more than any other city in Italy. The growth of the city has started outpacing the growth of other rival cities like Milan and this with notable competition which is traditional between the two cities.
Tourism is one of the most prosperous sectors of Rome's economy. The tourism sector employs several people. Its prosperity can be explained by the large part of the city's history in the history of mankind. In addition, the city is also banking on the film industry, thanks to Cinecitta studios.
Administratively, several corporate headquarters but also administration are present in the Italian capital.
Trade is also prosperous in the city with the presence of several stores in the capital which have an international reputation.
Tourist attractions of the city of Roma
Given its great history and its cultural and economic particularity, Roma has particular importance for Italy in particular but also for the world in general.
The city has several museums and monuments which have an international reputation, the presentation is sometimes not even necessary because of the notoriety of these legendary infrastructures.
The Colosseum in Roma
This place should not go unnoticed when you visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Colosseum in Roma is the largest amphitheater ever built during the Roman Empire. This amphitheater has hosted shows of wild animals, gladiatorial fights and representations of battles for centuries. In antiquity, this building was used to hold grandiose shows. In 2007, the place became one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is also, along with the Vatican, the most visited place in Roma .
The Roman Forum
It is the nerve center of ancient Roma . The place has both religious and political importance in ancient Roma . It is one of the buildings that today represent the strength and grandeur of the Roman Empire. Visiting this mythical and legendary place will be a way for you to make a temporary leap to one of the greatest empires the earth has known. The place is a must for anyone who wants to understand the beauty and history of the city.
This Fountain is the most beautiful fountain ever built in Roma . Millions of coins are thrown into the fountain by tourists hoping to live the myth. The Trevi Fountain is 20 meters wide and 26 meters high. The construction of this fountain dates back to 19 BC. The name of Trevi comes from the meeting of three streets. The legend of the coin toss is diverse. She talks about coming back to Roma , finding love, among other things. So you can try the occasion for yourself by visiting this extraordinarily beautiful fountain.
The Pantheon of Agrippa
It is a magnificent building which is the most preserved of Ancient Roma . It is one of the masterpieces of the Italian capital. What is extraordinary about this building is its dimensions. Indeed, the Pantheon of Agrippa has a diameter which is equal to its height.
The visit to this magnificent architectural wonder will make you magnify human genius in a time when technological tools were not yet available.
Apart from these exceptional places, you can visit the Palatine, which is 40 meters from the Roman Forum. But also the Catacombs, which are underground galleries. As well as the Arch of Constantine which was erected to celebrate the victory of Constantine the Great during the Battle of the Bridge of Milvius.