Rome, the city that has seen reigning Caesar is a city full of history but knew how to evolve towards more modernism to fit the mold of the major global cities of the 21st century.
Capital of Italy since 1871, Rome is situated in the west center of the Italian peninsula, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city was also the capital of the Roman Empire for several centuries. With a little less than 3 million inhabitants spread over 1,285 km2, Rome is the most populated town in Italy and is also one of the largest municipality in Europe, after Moscow and London. The history of Rome spans over twenty-eight centuries, since its mythical foundation by Romulus in 753 BC to its current role as the capital of the Italian Republic. The city is also the birthplace of many remarkable artworks that have passed through the time, some of them are La Pietà or the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the Coliseum, a true identity card of the city of Rome and the Vatican City which is the world capital of Catholicism.
Tourism is one of the key industries of the city with its numerous monuments and museums. Nowadays, Rome has a dynamic and diversified economy in technology and communications. The services sector is thriving and produces 6.7% of the national GDP (more than any other city in Italy), in addition, many corporate offices, ministries, conference centers, stadiums and museums are located in the city’s business districts.
The Altare della Patria
The Piazza della Repubblica
The Castel Sant'Angelo (or the Mausoleum of Hadrian)
The Trevi Fountain
The St. Peter's Basilica
The Sistine Chapel
PLACES TO GO:
San Lorenzo district
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