Rome: influential Empire, Great Tourist aim
Rome was establish as distant back 753 BC by the clone, Romulus and Remus. It grew considerably until it became the Roman kingdom which was ruled by an Emperor from the year 27 BC. The Roman Empire became a political and economic center for the Western World. Its influence extending far and wide and it was said that "all transportation lead to Rome." This most powerful Empire, however, fell in 476 AD. It had a rough history following its fall.
The city preserve its status as the capital of the Papal States and later on it became a center of culture and artistic activity which it has somewhat retained to this day. Over its restless history, the inhabitant in the area has risen and fallen depending on the style of the time. In modern times, Rome seems to once again be on an upward scale in terms of its enduring population. It is a very admired tourist destination seeing around ten million tourists through its city every year. The city is a city of contrasts.
On the one hand, tourists will find busy thoroughfares and luxuorious prices. On the other hand, it is full of small shady parks, fountains and piazzas. It is full of ancient ruins, famous monuments and fascinating museums. You can view the remains of ancient times, see the fantastic architecture from the rebirth period, enjoy a gastronomical treat in a traditional Italian restaurant or relax in the gardens of European monarchs. Due to the huge number of tourists that visit Rome per annum there are a vast number of holiday accommodation options to choose from. From the traditional to the exclusive, visitors can choose the place that plea to them most. Hotels are a popular accommodation choice in Rome. They range greatly in price and quality. You can choose to stay in lavishness hotel or you can easily find a budget hotel often in the area surrounding Termini Station. Holiday apartments or villas can be found to rent.
These are a good option for small groups or families as they provide more space and seclusion than a hotel. Bed and breakfasts are fast becoming popular in Rome. If you go for this option be prepared that they may simply be a room in some-one's house.
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