Rome is truly an "Eternal City". The people seem to embrace both the ancient and the new and the two just blend together at times. Dressing as a Centurion (admittedly for the tourists) whilst talking on your cell phone. Listening to your favorite tunes on your ipod as you go jogging around the Circus Maximus. Darting around cars/corners on your motor scooters on ancient cobblestone streets. Even St Peter's square has been updated with giant screens standing in front of the old columgs.