Rome, the “cradle of civilisation ", "Roma caput mundi". Rome is Italy’s political capital but it is also the centre of Christianity. Rome is history. Imperial Rome is certainly the best known one. The glories of old times live on all over the capital: from the Colosseum to the Imperial Fora, the Domus Aurea, the Pantheon and Circus Maximus. But Rome is also the Rome of the Great Renaissance, with Bramante, Donatello and Michelangelo’s works. It is the Baroque city of the 17 th century, with Bernini and Borromini. But the capital of Italy is not only the city of monuments, it is a lively city that treats its visitors to a multitude of cultural events, traditional foods and compelling folklore traditions, in the atmosphere of Trastevere. Rome, a many-faced city.