World's Best Cities 2012
No. 6 Rome
Eternal City, indeed. Rome has, of late, welcomed a new breed of design-forward landmarks, with Richard Meier’s Ara Pacis and the Maxxi by Zaha Hadid standing in brilliant contrast to the classics. That’s not to say that we would ever stop flocking to Rome’s busy streets to gaze at ancient ruins, spoon swirls of gelato, and feast on heavenly wood-fired thin-crust pizzas and bowls of cacio e pepe.