The eternal city

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The location of the city, as well as a detailed map of it, can be found on the following link.

Rome is the capital of Italy and of the Lazio region. The city was also the capital of the Roman Empire – the most powerful, largest and longest-lasting empire.

La Citta Eterna – The Eternal City! It is a synonym for Rome, and that is no suprise! Rome is a city with more than 2,800 years of history – the capital of the most powerful and longest-lasting empire, and today – a real open-air museum, a treasure of world culture.


Description: Trevi Fountain /picture source: Shutterstock/;

A walk through Rome is like a walk through history. Among the must-see sights are: the Colosseum /arena of bloody battles between gladiators/, the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill, the Pantheon and many, many others. The topographical center of the city is Venice Square with the monument to King Victor Emmanuel II. Nearby are Piazza di Spagna – a forum for fashion shows and the Trevi Fountain – glorifying water as a symbol of life and well-being, the place where most tourists like to take pictures /throw a coin for luck/, Castle Sant’Angelo and the eponymous bridge over the river Tiber. Don’t miss the she-wolf statue, also one of the symbols of Rome. Legend says that Rome was founded by the brothers Romulus and Remus in 753 BC. Sons of the vestal Rhea Sylvia and the god Mars, they were raised by a she-wolf.


Description: The Colosseum /picture source: Shutterstock/;

Rome is one of the few places in the world where relics of Bulgarian history and culture are preserved. Not far from the Colosseum, in the “San Clemente” basilica, there is the tomb of St. Constantine the Philosopher – one of the holy Thessaloniki brothers who gave Slavs reading and writing. It is a long-standing tradition that on May 24, the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture, a Bulgarian delegation visits Rome and the tomb of St. Constantine the Philosopher. In the church “Santa Maria Maggiore” in the year 868, the brothers Cyril and Methodius for the first time hold liturgy in Slavic language, Pope Adrian II sanctified the Slavic books and recognized the Slavic language as equal to Greek and Latin. Near the Trevi Fountain there is the Catholic Church “St. Vincent and Anastasius”, which the late Pope John Paul II provided for the use of the Bulgarian Orthodox community in Rome. Now Sunday services, weddings, baptisms are held here. And on Garibaldi Square, from where a wonderful panorama of the city opens, there is a bust of the legendary Captain Petko Voivoda, sculpted by the famous Bulgarian sculptor Prof. Valentin Starchev.

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