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At the heart of everything is the Palatine Hill and the Forum, where the streets, shops, civic buildings and temples bring the ancient city to life. The Colosseum, too, of course, and the Pantheon, attest to the Romans’ extraordinary engineering skills, which created aqueducts bringing water for miles around. The Capitoline Museum on the north side of the Forum contains sculptures of Roman rulers and people of importance, including a few body parts of the colossal statue of the Emperor Constantine. Some of the more elegant statues come from the famous craftsmen of Aphrodisias in Anatolia, described by John Julius Norwich in Cornucopia 11.
Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci Airport is on the coast 25 km from the centre of Rome with regular bus and train links.