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The Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe.

The city's early population originated from a mix of Latins, Etruscans and Sabines.

Also in Rome’s historic center rises the Pantheon; wanted by Hadrian (c.

118-128), it was intended as a temple for the divinities of Olympus.

Shore Excursion into Tuscany from the port of Livorno, you will have the opportunity to visit two of Tuscany’s most famous cities that are rich in history, culture, charm and architecture: Pisa and Lucca.

” known as one of Italy’s most famous sites and top tourist attractions, Pisa itself is a city with history rooted into ancient times and shrouded in legends.

In more modern times, Pisa was a dominating commercial center that rivaled the formidable cities of Venice and Genoa.Not far, close to the Aventine Hill, we find two master works (that were also regular pasttimes for the gens romana): the Terme di Caracalla (212-217), exemplary of some of the most grandiose public baths; and the Circus Maximus, the ancient stadium used for horse and chariot races. Nearby, another famous mausoleum is that of Emperor Hadrian, on top of which was built the Castel Sant'Angelo.Moving north along the winding and curling River Tiber, one eventually comes across the Mausoleum of Augustus, the imposing funerary monument that Augustus requested upon his return from Alexandria in 29 B. Radically modified during the Medieval and Renaissance epochs, it is linked to the Vatican City by way of a fortified corridor.Eventually, the city successively became the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded as one of the birthplaces of Western civilisation and by some as the first ever metropolis.Rome is also called the "Caput Mundi" (Capital of the World).