Travel Pictures Gallery.com - Italy - Rome
a series of travel images from Italy. Rome (Italian: Roma), the capital and largest city of Italy and of the Lazio region. The home of the ancient Roman Empire, the cradle of one of the globe's greatest civilisations. The Eternal City is a backdrop for many great Italian movies, La Dolce Vita (the sweet life) by Fellini just to name one. The Vatican City with St Peter's Basilica is the centre of the Catholic world. As a millennia-long center of power, culture and religion, Rome has had a huge influence over the world in its roughly 2800 years of existence. The historic centre of the city is a Unesco World Heritage Site.