The capital of Italy located in the central western Europe. Famous artists and architects, such as Bramante, Bernini and Raphael resided for some time in Rome, contributing to its Renaissance and Baroque architecture.In 2007 Rome was the 11th-most-visited city in the world, 3rd most visited in the European Union, and the most popular tourist attraction in Italy. The city is one of Europe's and the world's most successful city brands, both in terms of reputation and assets. Myth says that Romes name derives from its founders Romulus and Remus. Italy is full of beautiful architecture and landscapes. Rome's cuisine has evolved through centuries and periods of social, cultural, and political changes. For those who want to escape the cold in their countries, some also choose to spend Christmas here because of its mild winter.