Are you going to Rome to explore its long history or eat your weight in the world's most amazing pasta? In the Eternal City, you can hop on a moped and zoom around the city, stopping anywhere that strikes your fancy. You can try your hand at battling like a gladiator at the Coliseum or wonder what it might have been like as a spectator. At the capital city of Italy, you can visit the remains of the Roman Empire and find the home of the Vestal Virgins. While making your way through the city, you should keep your eyes out for symbols of Remus and Romulus, the legendary twins who were suckled by a wolf and founded Rome. You can race your friends up the Spanish Steps or enjoy a lunch on one of the steps in the glorious sunshine. If city life gets overwhelming, a daytrip to Florence or Pompeii is available from many tour companies throughout the city. To get a wish granted, you'll need to throw a Euro coin into Trevi Fountain. Before returning home, you will want to visit the Vatican and gaze upon the work of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. Don't forget to take binoculars to see the fine details.
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