I'm from a city. Doesn't make any difference what city; all cities are alike.
Alternative title was: "What have the Romans ever done for us?"
Ruins are cool, and all, but I did not care much for Rome. Too much traffic and too much graffiti.
Florence also had too much traffic and too much graffiti...and too damn much pornography. Here's a picture I like to call: "Nico with giant naked man (with small penis)".