Planning your dream trip to Italy can be a difficult task so we have put together a series of travel tips articles to help solve that problem and get the most out of your stay.
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Rome is without doubt one the most beautiful cities in the world; every year millions of tourists come from around the world to admire the treasures and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture.

But a trip to the Eternal City can be eternally confusing for first-time visitors. This guide will make it easier to uncover Rome, offering lots of practical advice that will help you discover and enjoy the city in all its glory.

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Rome, and the Colosseum would pop to mind with its gory history of savage lions, brave gladiators and captive audience. Think romance and you'd probably veer towards Venice, but Rome, with its hidden cafes, ivy encrusted alleys and beautiful lookouts makes for one very romantic setting.

The Italians of Rome, the modern-day Romans or the "Romani" are a passionate lot and the architecture and picturesque views reflect their ardor. Here are the ten most romantic spots of Rome, in no particular order...

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Rome is a beautiful city full of history and culture. Around every corner you'll come across architectural and art treasures. There is so much to see and do it's sometimes hard to know where to start, and how to get the most out of your trip. To help you out, this guide points you in the direction of the top 20 things to do and see in the city.

Spend a few minutes planning your time in this eternal city to get the most out of its attractions. Don't forget to leave yourself some time for relaxing over a cup of coffee and enjoying al-fresco dining on the flavors of Italy.

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Even if you're not a Catholic, the Vatican City is a top destination in every guide book and itinerary, and should be experienced, not least for the splendor of its galleries and the Sistine Chapel.

The three top things to see in Rome are, of course, the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Roman Forum. These are awe-inspiring and immediately transport you back through centuries of Roman history, but Rome is much more than these obvious sights.

There are many more unique wonders and experiences to catch up with in the Eternal City. We've gathered together a few of them here in our travel tips.

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Because Rome is such a huge tourist draw, choose the date for your trip carefully. The best times of the year to visit are ...

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Rome never seems to sleep with streets full of people enjoying themselves both day and night.

But, choose your moment and venture into quieter areas after dark and you might see more than you bargained for with the secretive and mysterious lives of Romes' ghosts.

Whether you're brave enough ghost hunt on your own or decide to join a guided tour, we give you a headstart on these ghostly legends.

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In Dan Brown's book, "Angels and Demons" and Ron Howard's movie, we follow Robert Langdon as he discovers clues along the Path of Illumination.

Langdon is called to Rome when an eminent physicist is murdered and branded with an mysterious emblem on his chest. An expert in religious icons and symbols, Langdon reveals that it is a sign that the Illuminati, have returned to destroy the Catholic Church.