Rome's wealth of architectural and artistic treasures makes it a truly unforgettable experience. Don't miss the Coliseum, the Forum & Palatine Hill, St Peter's Basilica and the Via Veneto. Follow in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn down what was once the epicenter of Rome's dolce vita era.
Then, the city's 20th century aristocracy invited the celebrities to help them squeeze the last drops of unfettered decadence out of a vanishing lifestyle. The cafes, bars and hotels are still breathtaking and elegant.
Aside from its amazing monuments - the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Vatican, the Catacombs - and stately piazzas, the city has a surprising number of hidden corners and quiet neighborhoods with romantic spots for honeymooners. Rome remains a complex and multilayered city; it is both the capital of Italy and the Catholic Church, in the form of the Vatican State.
The religious set-pieces, such as the Vatican, remain the greatest crowd-pleasers, as well as the ancient Republican sites, beginning with the Coliseum.
Culturally, the city is second to none, with new attractions blending in with revamped archeological sites and parks. In the summer, most Romans head for the hill towns of the Castelli Romani, noted for their villas, gardens and inns.The dolce vita lifestyle still lingers on in these fabled wine-growing hills south of Rome. An ancient villa or garden of the Castelli Romani can be a magical setting for your Rome wedding.