ROME - The Best Holiday Destination

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As capital of the Roman Empire, the Papal States and Italy, Rome truly is the "Eternal City".. Rome has its own special charm and ambience and with its wonderful climates the city shows itself from its best side almost all year round. It's hard to describe Rome in a few words; a city so vast and rich in art, monuments and exquisite views, a historic city.

Weather
Rome enjoys a Mediterranean climate typical of the Mediterranean coasts of Italy. Spring and autumn are mild to warm, and the Romans ottobrate ("beautiful October days") are known as being sunny and warm.
July is the warmest month.
January is the coolest month.
November is the wettest month.
July is the driest month.

Art, music and literature
Roman painting styles show Greek influences, and surviving examples are primarily frescoes used to adorn the walls and ceilings of country villas, though Roman literature includes mentions of paintings on wood, ivory, and other materials.

Latin literature was, from its start, influenced heavily by Greek authors. Some of the earliest extant works are of historical epics telling the early military history of Rome. As the Republic expanded, authors began to produce poetry, comedy, history, and tragedy.

Roman music was largely based on Greek music, and played an important part in many aspects of Roman life. In the Roman military, musical instruments such as the tuba (a long trumpet) or the cornu (similar to a French horn) were used to give various commands, while the bucina (possibly a trumpet or horn) and the lituus (probably an elongated J-shaped instrument), were used in ceremonial capacities.

Technology
Ancient Rome boasted impressive technological feats, using many advancements that were lost in the Middle Ages and not rivaled again until the 19th and 20th centuries.

Roman civil engineering and military engineering constituted a large part of Rome's technological superiority and legacy, and contributed to the construction of hundreds of roads, bridges, aqueducts, baths, theaters and arenas. Many monuments, such as the Colosseum, Pont du Gard, and Pantheon, remain as testaments to Roman engineering and culture.

Shopping in Rome
Rome is without doubt one of the main centers for shopping in Italy and the numerous districts provide a shopper's paradise. Whether you are looking for high fashion, antiques, furniture or home accessories, rest assured that Rome will provide you with a huge choice. Shops in Rome usually open at 9am-1pm and 3.30-7.30pm (4-8pm in summer), except on Sundays and Monday mornings.

Ancient Rome sights
Colosseum

The hugest structure of its type in the ancient Rome, the elliptical-shaped Colosseum, took about ten years to build. The centre of ancient Rome entertainment, where the gladiatorial and animal combats were held, surely the top tourist attraction in Rome.

Pantheon
One of the most impressive buildings of the Imperial Rome. Originally dedicated as a temple to "all the gods", therefore the name.

Roman Forum
The central area around which the ancient Rome developed. Administrative and corporate heart of Rome. The main sight of the Forum include the Arch of Titus (Arco di Tito), the Temple of Saturn, Temple of Vesta, and the church of San Luca e Martina. These are all linked by the Sacra Via, the main road through the Forum.

Oni is an articles writer whose major area of focus is travel where she shares lots of travel information. In this article she is sharing her experience about Rome the perfect holiday destination. If you want to book Holidays to Rome, Please visit www.myvacations.co.uk

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