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Italy

An illustrious past and outstanding heritage

Italy is firmly on the map of the world’s best destinations for archaeological interest. At the heart of western civilisation, travellers for centuries have admired its outstanding heritage and enjoyed its manifold charms. The country is literally alive with its illustrious past, and overflowing with cultural and scenic experiences. Hidden History here focuses on three of the most significant regions for getting to grips with all that Italy has to offer:

Rome: Rome has shone through the centuries since its rise as the capital of the mighty Roman Empire. Its achievements continued as the centre of the Catholic church, and leader of Renaissance and Baroque culture. Today it is full of interest and a vibrant juxtaposition of old and new.