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Rome Cruises, Cruise from the Eternal City

Written by Jeff Heath
There is a statement that dates back to the days of the Roman Empire: 'All roads lead to Rome'. This is as true today as it was back then. Located on the Tiber River, Rome, which has been the capital of united Italy since 1871, is a city rich in history, culture and religion. Since it's conception in 753 BC, everyone from Etruscan kings and Julius Caesar to Napoleon and numerous popes have desired to rule Rome. Unique architecture, opulent churches and some of the most beautiful artwork in the world stands as testament to Rome's history of victory and defeat. Travelers come from all over the world
to experience this beautiful city firsthand.

Vatican City

Since 1929, the Italian government has recognized Vatican City, the seat of the papacy of the Roman Catholic Church, as it's own independent state. Catholic or not, The Colusseum everyone should visit Vatican City while in Rome. The area is bursting with magnificent cathedrals, museums and architecture. St. Peter's Basilica is one of the most breathtaking structures in the world. In the 16th century artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael were commissioned by the popes to produce beautiful artwork. Michelangelo's dome, perhaps the most famous of them all, is a sightRome Colosseum that will never be forgotten. After climbing the 491 steps to the top of the dome, travelers will be rewarded with a phenomenal view of the Vatican Gardens. St. Peter's tomb is also located inside of St. Peter's basilica. The Sistine Chapel is another must see. The sheer beauty and intricacy of the ceiling continues to leave tourists speechless.

Various Points of Interest

Although the Colosseum was partly destroyed by an earthquake, it is still The Vatican Museum Courtyard an impressive sight to behold. This structure was the stage where bloody scenes of man vs. man or
man vs. beast played out before the Roman people. The Piazza Navona is a square with three fountains. The Fountain of the Four Rivers was created by the Italian sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini. The Trevi Fountain is an 18th century baroque style fountain and the Piazza di Spagna is the sight of the famous Spanish Steps. The steps lead to the 15th century church of Trinita dei Monti. Other points of interest throughout the city include the Pantheon, where the tomb of Raphael resides. Numerous museums throughout the city pay homage to the Renaissance artists that were such an important part of Rome'sRome Italy Cruises history.

Shopping Dining and Nightlife

In addition to it's rich past, Rome is also famous for it's shopping, dining and nightlife. Boutiques surround the Spanish Steps while the Via Condotti is known for it's ultra-exclusive shops. The city also offers hundred of restaurants that are sure to please even the most discerning palate. After dinner, diners can walk off their meal with a romantic stroll through the city. The Trevi Fountain is particularly beautiful at night. Later, travelers should visit one of the city's many ultra-hip nightclubs and dance the night away under the stars.o

European Vacation Cruises

Rome is a major European port city. Daily, cruise ships carrying throngs of vacationers make Rome Cruisesstops in the Eternal City. Many cruise vacations also begin with the ship departing from Rome. During these vacations, the cruise ships make frequent stops in other beautiful and intriguing European cities such as Cannes, Barcelona and Venice. To visit these spectacular places, book an European cruise today.
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