According to fable Rome was founded by two brothers Romulus and Remus around 753 BC. The city is steeped in history and was once the site of the great Roman empire. Today Rome's melange of old and new coexist harmoniously. The eternal city is rich with breathtaking iconic architecture, haunting monuments and ruins, as well as beautiful art masterpieces. Its narrow and charming alleyways show the modern Roman way of life, tradition and culture.