Rome is the capital of Italy and the country’s largest city.
According to tradition, the City of Rome was founded by the twins Romulus and Remus on 21 April 753 BC. Rome is alone among cities in having a sovereign nation located entirely within its city limits, the Vatican City, the supreme government of the Roman Catholic Church.
Rome Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the European Union. Visitors come from around the world to see world-famous landmarks such as the Colosseum, the Forum and the Pantheon. Rome may no longer claim to be caput mundi (capital of the world), but Rome is an exciting, vibrant city dreaming of lost empires. Walking is a perfect way to discover the city as sights are everywhere waiting to be discovered. The main shopping areas include Via del Corso, Via Condotti, and surrounding areas. Rome is noted for great dining, but many of the good restaurants in Rome are hard to find. Just follow the Italians and eat where they do and you won’t go wrong. And of course for architecture buffs, the city is unbeatable. From ancient classical buildings to modern design, it is all there.
In spite of the crowds, the pollution, the heat, and the virtual impossibility of efficiency, Romans take life with good cheer and patience. An appropriate philosophy for a city that has known everything from unparalleled glory to humiliation and despair.
Rome is generally a safe place, even for women travelling alone. There is very little violent crime. Just take the same precautions you would in any large city.
Rome enjoys a Mediterranean climate. In August, the temperature often exceeds 32 °C (90 °F). The average high temperature in December is about 13 °C (55 °F).
Rome is served by Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport. Public transportation is by metro, bus, tram, and a limited number of taxis. There are only 21 taxis for every 10,000 inhabitants.
Rome population is 2,726,539 (2009).
+39 is the international calling code for Italy
06 is the area code for Rome
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