Why It's Worth It

Michelangelo masterpieces and centuries-old villas, palaces and temples framed with the vines of bygone times. With its mix of modern and ancient architecture, beautifully curated exhibitions, and the best wine bars, Rome will never give you the same experience twice. Between Vatican City, the Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon, you may begin to wonder how many feats of architectural genius can be squeezed into one city. —Nicola Ferlei Brown