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Ancient Rome, Italy

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Ancient Rome was an Italic civilization that began on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century BC. Located along the Mediterranean Sea and centered on the city of Rome, it expanded to become one of the largest empires in the ancient world with an estimated 50 to 90 million inhabitants (roughly 20% of the world's population) and covering 6.5 million square kilometers (2.5 million sq mi) during its height between the first and second centuries AD.In its approximately 12 centuries of existence, Roman civilization shifted from a monarchy to a classical republic and then to an increasingly autocratic empire. Through conquest and assimilation, it came to dominate Southern and Western Europe, Asia Minor, North Africa, and parts of Northern and Eastern Europe. Rome was preponderant throughout the Mediterranean region and was one of the most powerful entities of the ancient world. It is often grouped into classical antiquity together with ancient Greece, and their similar cultures and societies are known as the Greco-Roman world.
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  • You can wonder and enjoy or get a guide and thoroughly enjoy learning about the history and what everything means. A great way to spend a morning before the heat sets in for the day.  more »
  • A walk through the centuries of history in the capital. Something priceless. A return to old glories of the Roman Empire.
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  • There is so much to see around Rome, it's all amazing! As soon as you get to the city your are surrounded by the rich history and its overwhelming! We got a guide for our first day and gained so much ...  more »
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  • They touched all my holes and made a new one. It involved a drill
  • I got molested here dont go they touched me
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  • I got raped don't go
  • i felt poking in my but all night

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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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