The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, remains one of Rome’s most visited attractions. Picture: Alamy

The good, bad and ugly sides to Rome – the city can be eternally frustrating, especially if you live there

The Italian capital boasts endless architectural, cultural and historical treasures, but its sense of civic inertia and inadequate public-transport system lure surprisingly few repeat visitors

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The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, remains one of Rome’s most visited attractions. Picture: Alamy
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