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Learn Italian in Rome: Location

Reputed to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world Rome has universal appeal. Explore famous landmarks such as the Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain but also find time to discover the less well known sights and squares which make Rome so much more than a museum piece. It combines a rich cultural heritage with all the noise and bustle that marks a 21st century city.

Home to 3 million people, Rome offers sophisticated shopping areas, cool café street scenes and that seductively sweet Italian lifestyle, known the world over as “la dolce vita”. Yet this fascinating city, with its parks and romantic quarters also provide oasis’s of silence and relaxation. The magic that makes Rome so unforgettable, blends the daily life of the city with the local cypresses and shady pines of the surrounding countryside and the ruins of past; the Forum Romanum, the Circus Maximus and the Colosseum.

Local Specialities

Aside from the internationally known Italian specialities you should certainly try Rome’s thin and crispy pizza (a variation of the softer Neapolitan version). Don’t miss the famous Saltimbocca alla Romana (veal escalope with ham) or the Fiori di Zucca (stuffed fried courgette flowers). Accompany your meal with a sip of Frascati, a wonderful white wine produced in the hills just outside Rome, the Castelli Romani.