At the heart of Italy, an epicenter of Italian culture and arts, Rome represents a miraculous connection between past and present. The story of Rome is a splendid, age-old history beginning with the most powerful and longest-lived empire the world has ever seen: The Roman Empire. Myth, antiquity and legend supplement the heroic achievements during the centuries in which various emperors immortalized the phrase “Roma Caput Mundi,” stating that Rome was the capital of the world, legendary and resistant. While these centuries are often referred to as the glory days of Rome, one should not dismiss the city present day. Walking through the ancient ruins and touring the brilliant structures left behind from many hundreds of years ago, one can easily explore the magnificence of this historical city. Each stone, street and corner represent a testimony of beauty and splendor. Infamous is the Colosseum, the ancient Circo Massimo, theatre of gladiators who used to fight against wild animals in the past and today a symbol of characteristic Italian culture and history. Not to be forgotten is Saint Pietro’s Cathedral, which hosts thousands of visitors from all over the world and is home to the extraordinary Sistine Chapel, a masterpiece by the artist Michelangelo Buonarroti. It is said that all roads lead to Rome, and if this is true, one should start going faster, because there is no disappointment to be found at this destination!