A short stroll away and you are faced with the awesome and mysterious St Peter's Cathedral - this is one of the most beautiful and most important churches of the city. The Vatican is a city within the city - spiritually and politically governed by the Pope.
Meander through the cobbled streets and explore the ancient architecture - head over to the Trevi Fountains and then to the Piazza di Spagna - the Spanish Steps - this is a mystical monument in itself - the whole scene is made up of two triangles that meet at the points to form a type of square, there is a fountain in the shape of a boat and then at the top of the steps you find the church - this is the place of marriage proposals.
Palatine Hill is the home of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum - an amazing monument and piece of heritage.
There is a wealth of shopping in the city with three main shopping centres and an abundance of classy gift stores selling everything from the Montblanc pen to jewellery and Tortoiseshell items.
There are festivals and celebrations continuing throughout the year from the Easter Parade to the Arts exhibitions, film, dance, flowers, theatre, Tennis and Horse Championships to the Madonna and the all important Nativity.
A magical city that is filled with charm, mystery and a so much architecture its impossible to see it all.