Nothing can really prepare you for the grandeur and brilliance of St Peter's.
There's plenty to see and do with a five-day stay in Rome.
In this quarter of Rome, you can taste Italian cuisine considered among the tastiest food in the capital.
Rome's newest attraction has emerged after being buried for 1000 years.
The city's celebrated locations are just a simple stroll away, and most of them are free.
This pretty, serene place is the perfect resting spot for those who died in the Eternal City (and aren't Catholic).
It seems even the natives aren't owning up to this aspect of Italy.
For a true Roman carbonara, you're allowed four ingredients. And they do not include cream or garlic.
You cannot walk 100 metres in Rome without experiencing some of its astounding history. From the Roman Forum, to the Colosseum, the magnificent Pantheon to St Peters and the Vatican, even its foreboding monks in the bone church, this is one of the world's greatest capitals. Don't forget to experience the convive of the youthful Trastevere, and the to-die-for cuisine.