Rome has a whole lot to recommend itself: beautiful buildings, a warm climate, incredible food, and thousands of years of history to explore. In fact, there are so many things to occupy your time in Rome on an Italy vacation, you may have difficulty paring down your list to the essentials. We’re here to help you out. Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy. Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,872,800 residents in 1,285 km², it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the fourth most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. Rome was the 14th-most-visited city in the world, 3rd most visited in the European Union, and the most popular tourist destination in Italy. Rome is a very safe city. With a rating of 78% Italy, is ranked 34th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries. Rome's top tourist attractions, from its most famous Roman ruins to its most majestic churches, high-caliber art museums, charming piazzas and buzzing food markets.