Rome, the capital of Italy, contains the highest concentration of historical and architectural riches in the world and is, therefore, considered to be the world’s largest open air museum. Home to The Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Square, and the Colosseum, the Eternal City is one of the most photogenic cities. As the heart of Catholic Christianity, Rome is the only city in the world to host an entire foreign state within its confines, the enclave of the Vatican City, and it is for this very reason that it is often referred to as the capital of two States. With around 52 thousand hectares of agricultural land, and in addition to its public parks, Rome is Europe’s greenest city. The ancient heart of Rome is comprised of seven historical hills: Palatine, Aventine, Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline and Caelian.
Hidden among the loud and chaotic streets of Rome are tiny cobble-stoned piazzas where the only sound is the one of water spilling out from a six-hundred-year-old foundation. The essence and soul of the city is captured in the courtyards, churches, cafes and pizzarias. Entertainment in Rome will just come to you. Quando a Roma vai, fai come vedrai! (When in Rome, do as the Romans do!)
Rome enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, dry summers. The weather is fantastic in Rome, especially in June when the average temperatures range from 17°C to 29°C (63-84°F). There is an average of thirteen hours of sunshine each day and rain showers are unlikely during this time.