The city that captured the heart of artists like Belini, Rapheal, Bottecelli, Rome exemplifies the creative brilliance of man.
The rich cultural heritage of the Eternal city, as Rome is popularly known as, is mesmerising. You can almost picture a huge rally of spectators cheering gladiator fights and other barbaric sporting events at the Colosseum and the ruins of Circus Maximus. The 27,000-year-old civilization finds special mention as a city of spectacular ancient monuments.
The Vatican City, the Forum from where Julius Caesar once governed the city,
has a tale to tell to visitors from faraway lands. The large number of museums
displaying ancient artifacts and countless Rome art galleries, with world-famous
paintings and sculptures by artists such as Raphael, Bottecelli, Pinturicchio
and Bellini, etc. have made it one of the most popular cities in the heart
of Italy. Perched on the bank of the river Tiber, Rome is the capital of Italy
and is the cultural, political, and historical backbone of the country.
Apart from its stimulating cultural history, the city will amaze you with
the countless piazzas, fountains, masterpieces, elegant palazzi, modern monuments
and countless churches. A stroll down any of the streets and tiny picturesque
alleys of the city will acquaint you with the rich art and character of the
city, impeccably imbibed in every corner. The fine example of this is the
Capitoline Hill -centre of power of ancient Rome, The Roman Forum - the inspiration
for Renaissance artists, and the formidable Colosseum.
The Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel, has an astounding collection of priceless
art treasures and monuments. Whether itís the piazzas designed by Michelangelo
or Bernim I s spectacular carvings at Galleria Borghese of Pluto and Proserpina,
the swirling Apollo and Daphne (it depicts the exact moment when the nymph
is transformed into a laurel tree) or the ĎMadonna with the Serpentí by Caravaggio,
works of art in the city are unparalleled.