The Rome guide 2018
Rome wasn’t built in a day — it takes time to create a place whose skyline is packed with Renaissance palaces, ancient monuments and baroque piazzas. And although 28 centuries of civilisation have left their mark on the hot-blooded Italian capital, this city is still gloriously evolving. Here, you’ll find a boho enclave in a former slum; jogger-packed green spaces that wrap around 16th-century villas; a glut of recent renovations that have restored ancient sites to their former glory; forgotten attractions open for the first time in millennia; and artisans breathing fresh life into traditional crafts. This is a self-assured metropolis that doesn’t just sit on its laurels — it’s constantly revising, reinventing and renewing. What better time to discover the Eternal City?