Rome is popularly known for the glorious Roman Empire, which is arguably the most influential civilization in human history, and shaped the world as we know it. Remnants of this civilization create remarkable sites, such as the Colosseum which once held brutal entertainment for up to 80,000 people. Rome also provides the Vatican City, where the pope presides, and is full of religious history and churches like the Sistine chapel, which is full of awe inspiring artwork by Michelangelo. While Rome provides architectural feats and rich history, you can also explore the many natural gems that Italy has to offer. Discover world famous seaside areas like the Italian Riviera, ski on magical mountains like Monte Cervino, and visit volcanoes and an angelic countryside. Visit some of the 747 beautiful castles in Italy.