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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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  • I'm quite sure that most of our monuments won't last as long as those of ancient Rome. The whole centre of Rome is littered with bits and pieces of ancient buildings. Fascinating.  more »
  • I will always remember the feelings of my first visit to Rome in 1991. I loved the city but especially remember the Colosseum and the Forum. Two sites with energy and a special force. Then returned many times to work and with little time for tourism, but whenever I could have tried to see them again.
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  • Thanks to the good way and the maintained system one goes for a walk here. There's enough to see and information boards provide one with the necessary knowledge to what you have in mind.
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  • and here we are back in Belgium after a trip of 4 days and 3 nights in Roma... the hotel is good but price 140 eur night breakfast could be included in the price!
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