Went there with my boyfriend in the summer of 2014. It was our first vacation together and a good shared experience. He had been in Rome before, I have always had it as one of the most important destinations on my bucket list - and I have to say, it did not quite live up to my expectations.
BUT there were great highlights. Ancient Rome is still peaking through to the city everywhere. The Colosseum and the Pantheon were amazing. The inside of the Vatican Museum was impressive.