From historic sites and picturesque piazzas to stunning cathedrals and world-renowned museums, there is no shortage of impressive tourist attractions in Rome. The city's nickname, the Eternal City, dates back to the first century when its citizens believed the power of Rome would grow forever. Two thousand years later, Rome has indeed become an eternal destination that receives millions of travelers every year. Visitors can get a glimpse of its glorious past through numerous monuments and ancient ruins still standing in Rome today.
The historic centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With wonderful palaces, thousand-year-old churches, grand Romantic ruins, opulent monuments, ornate statues and graceful fountains, Rome has an immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere, making it one of Europe's and the world's most visited, famous, influential and beautiful capitals. Today, Rome has a growing nightlife scene and is also seen as a shopping heaven, being regarded as one of the fashion capitals of the world (some of Italy's oldest jewelry and clothing establishments were founded in the city). (Rome Wikitravel)