With wonderful palaces, millennium-old churches, grand romantic ruins, opulent monuments, ornate statues and graceful fountains, Rome has an immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere, making it one of Europe's and the world's most visited, famous, influential and beautiful capitals. Eating out is one of Rome's great pleasures and the combination of romantic alfresco settings and the superlative food is a guarantee of good times. For a truly Roman meal head to a boisterous pizzeria or convivial neighbourhood trattoria where the locals go to dine with friends and indulge their passion for thin, crispy pizzas, humble pasta, and cool white wines. Today, Rome has a growing nightlife scene and is also seen as a shopping heaven, being regarded as one of the fashion capitals of the world.
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