For those of you who have no idea what Rome is (in that case, what's wrong with you?) Rome is the capital of a little country called Italy. Rome was once the capital of the great Roman Empire led by famous emperors as Augustus, Nero and Marcus Aurelius.
According to myth, Rome was founded on April 21 in the year 753BC by the twins Romulus and Remus, who were raised by a she-wolf. But no matter how Rome was founded, it grew to be one of the most influential cities in the entire world. Many of the monuments and monumental buildings that were created during the Roman Empire and later are still there to be seen today.
I myself have traveled to Rome during my 5th year of high school ( so, 2007 I guess it was).
In my 21 years I have seen many beautifull cities, but nothing can quite compare to the beauty of Rome.
Let me show you a few pictures of the things that can be found in Rome:
(I did not take any of these pictures by the way).
If you follow your gaze along the long straight road, at the end, look a bit left and you will see the Castel Sant'Angelo.
The Forum Romanum is where the beating heart of Rome used to be. Home to the senate building where Julius Caesar was stabbed. When I went to Rome, I actually stood on the steps where Caesar was supposedly stabbed to death. Lot's of the buildings have collapsed over time, but the Forum Romanum is still a beautifull place to walk around in.
The Pantheon was once a temple to all pagan gods (Pantheon means 'devoted to all gods' (or something to that effect)). The only reason the temple was not torn down by the Catholic church (as was the fate of almost all other pagan temples) was that pope Bonifatius IV turned it into a church for Saint Mary.
The Colosseum was one of the crown jewels of Rome. Many of gladiators, slaves and animals lost their lives in the (brutal) games held in this gigantic arena. This arena could host 50.000 to 80.000 spectators. (there were 50.000 seats so I gess the other 30.000 could stand). The colloseum was built in such a way that it could be evacuated in a mere 15 minutes. Modern arenas will take a lot longer to evacuate I think :)