Italy's capital city of Rome can lay valid claim to being one of the 3-4 most important cities in history. It first came to the fore in the last few centuries BC, when the Roman Republic arose. The city on the Tiber River eventually came to establish the Roman Empire, arguably the greatest the world has ever known. Rome eventually adopted Christianity and became the home of what is now the Vatican Church, the highest authority in the Catholic religion. While it no longer dominates the world as it once did, it's the center of a thriving metropolis of about 4.5 million, and is one of the great cities of Europe. With a cityscape featuring everything from the Colosseum (probably the most well-known set of ancient ruins in the world) to the magnificent Basilica of St. Peter (possible the most well known of the world's churches), it's no wonder that Rome is perennially ranked amongst the world's top tourist destinations. Here is a collection of the best drone videos from the Eternal City, which was also an Olympic host city in 1960. Aerial Photo: "Roma Caput Mundi" by AirVuz contributor mrsimone7.
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