Rome “caput mundi”
The Imperial Forum, the Colosseum, the ‘Mouth of Truth’ and the Domus Aurea. The roots of Rome’s splendour can be found in the classical age, when the city was the centre of a vast empire that contributed to the spreading of incredibly advanced standards of civilization. The ancient ruins from that era are among the world’s bestloved and most sought-after tourist attractions. Likewise, especially between the Renaissance and Baroque periods, Rome’s role as the capital of Christianity contributed to making it the centre of the artistic world with a concentration of artworks that was unrivaled elsewhere. Many of the world’s most celebrated artists were summoned by popes to come to Rome, where they left behind masterpieces of immeasurable beauty.