POSTED: September 27th 2011
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SPORTS TRAVEL: Bella Roma offers a rich cultural patrimony for the 2020 Olympics bid

World famous Trevi Fountain in the heart of downtown Rome / Rob - Lisa Meehan
World famous Trevi Fountain in the heart of downtown Rome / Rob - Lisa Meehan

Sunset view of the Vatican from across the Tiber River / David Evers
Sunset view of the Vatican from across the Tiber River / David Evers

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TAMPA: SportsFeatures.com looks around the world to compare the six 2020 summer Olympics bid cities from a travel point of view and today we focus on Rome, Italy.

As one of the most illustrious cities of the world with a history spanning two and a half thousand years, Rome should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Rome boasts the Coliseum, an historic city center, Vatican City and countless museums. Rome is a city of art and history, of culture and class, filled with winding streets, hidden monuments and fountains, and a bustling economy.

The food is outstanding, but newcomers should know that Rome’s cuisine is somewhat different than other Italian regional foods. Dishes often incorporate pasta, vegetables like the Globe artichoke, a red meat, and cheeses like Pecorino Romano or ricotta.

Having already hosted the Summer Olympics in 1960 and the World Cup in 1934 and 1990, Rome is certainly capable of hosting the 2020 Games. The city already has the massive Stadio Olimpico in place, and it is the home of two famous club soccer teams, A.S. Roma and S.S. Lazio, the national rugby team and professional basketball and volleyball teams.


Keywords · Roma 2020 · Trevi Fountain · Spanish Steps · summer Games · Olympic bidding


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