“Caput Mundi” – the capital of the world – was the name the ancient writers and philosophers, such as Cicero, Horace, Ovid and Vergil, gave to this city. Italy’s capital is the absolute dream destination for tourists and one of the world’s most photographed city. There is no escaping falling in love with the city – this huge al fresco treasure trove of cultural history, where almost 3000 years come alive on the streets and squares, as if on a marvellous journey through time. Key historical monuments such as the Coliseum (72-80 AD) have stood the test of time. This majestic arena from the age of the Roman Empire housed up to 70,000 people to watch the famous gladiator battles. Along with the Coliseum, the city preserves important historical monuments such as the second-century Pantheon, the best example of Roman architecture. Or the marble Trevi Fountain (18th century), where many tourists throw a coin into the water so that fate will bring them back to the eternal city. The Forum Romanum (built 46 BC to 113 AD), with its ruins of colossal temples and squares, gives a vague idea of the power of the Roman Empire and its rulers. The remains of the Domus Aurea, Nero’s magnificent residence built in the year 62 AD. The streets of Rome with all their many sights have provided the backdrop to films, including such iconic cinema greats as William Wyler’s ”Roman Holiday” (1953), starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. Or Federico Fellini’s ”La Dolce Vita” (1960) featuring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg, which had an unmistakable influence on the 1960s image: the breathlessly glamorous existence of the high society and the international jet set – beautiful women, fashionable places, and at every turn the flashes of photographers on the hunt for the latest scandals of the rich and famous. In the heart of Rome, is Vatican City that not only houses the pope’s residence, but also art treasures of inestimable value: the unique collections of the Vatican Museums or the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s famed frescos.