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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.