Italy’s capital is a sprawling nearly cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art,
architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power
of the former Roman Empire, Vatican, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica
and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.