There's no escaping it: Rome means history. There's layers of the stuff -
Etruscan tombs, Republican meeting rooms, Imperial temples, early-Christian churches,
medieval bell towers, Renaissance palaces and baroque basilicas.
In this city a phenomenal concentration of history, legend and monuments coexists with an equally phenomenal concentration of people busily going about their everyday life. It's hard to say what you'll find most breathtaking about the eternal city - the arrogant opulence of the Vatican, the timelessness of the Forum, the top speed of a Fiat Bambino or the bill for your caffè latte.