Rome is a city whose history spans 28 centuries making it one of the oldest cities in Europe. Over the years art, culture, war, technological advancements and amazing food have all come out of this iconic destination. The metropolitan city of Rome was built on the Tiber river and is home to over 4 million people. Vatican City, the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, sits within the city limits of Rome and operates like its own country. People from all over the world come to Rome to see the sights and learn about the history of this magnificent place. Here are some of its cultural highlights.
The Colosseum was built almost 2,000 years ago and it still considered the largest amphitheater in the world. Its original purpose was to hold large crowds between 50-80 thousand for brutal gladiator showdowns. Today it is one of the most iconic landmarks in Europe and visited by millions every year.
The Pantheon was originally built not too long after the Colosseum as a temple dedicated to multiple Roman gods. For many years it was the largest freestanding dome in the world. Today it serves as a Roman Catholic church and remains one of the best preserved buildings due to its continuous use throughout history.
Rome became the center of fine dining and cuisine during the Renaissance era due to the employment of the best chefs in the world by the Pope. The pasta in Rome is objectively delicious and something you must experience during your time there.
As a student or young adult living in Rome you will never be bored as there is a museum or ancient site around every corner to explore. For nighttime activities, G-Bar is a good spot for young adults and college students to socialize at. Study Abroad Apartments has amazing listings across Rome. We hope you take the opportunity to live in this vibrant city!
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