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y The city has been nicknamed ´Caput Mundi" (Latine for "Capital

y It show Rome's history, Romans and the Roman Empire, the art and

the culture of the city as well as its famous peoples..
y Rome is located, on the Tiber river. y Rome also has a significant place in Christianity and is the home

of the Roman Catholic Church
y It·s rich artistic heritage and vast amount of ancient, notably

architectural and archaeological sites, contribute to the city's UNSESCO World Heritage sites.

Rome is the national capital of Italy Population of Rome: 2.8 million Area: 1,285 km2 (580 sq mi) Time: GMT/UTC + 1 hour (+ 2 hours in summer) Currency: The euro: 100 cents = 1 euro Religion: Roman Catholic (98% of the Population) Major industries: trade, tourism, manufactory, construction activity

Level of tourism
y Rome is regarded as one of the world's most beautiful ancient cities,[1]

and contains vast amounts of priceless works of art, palaces, museums, parks, churches, gardens, basilicas, temples, villas, piazzas, theatres, and other venues in general.
y Rome has been visited by 6.03 million of international tourists, reaching

the 8th place in the ranking of the world's 150 most visited cities.
y Rome is also the 3rd Beautiful city in the EUROP, and its historic centre is

listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site
y Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are amongst the world's 50 most

visited tourist destinations (the Vatican Museums receiving 4.2 million tourists and the Colosseum receiving 4 million tourists every year)

y Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is Italy's largest airport,

with over 29 million passengers per year. y It is about 29 kilometres (18 miles) Away from Rome's y Rome Ciampino Airport Ciampino is another an important civilian, commercial and military airport near to Rome, 15 km from the centre of Rome. It is a short distance from the Rome city Passport/Visa Requirements: Passports are required by all visitors to Italy, except for citizens of the following countries, who may enter Italy with a National Identity Card: EU countries, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino. No visas are required for stays of less than 90 days.

Winter & Christmas in Rome Temperatures vary throughout the winter; rainy winters (September to mid May) Those interested in Christmas shopping will find the main shopping streets sparkling with festive lights and packed with shoppers. Summer in Rome summer in Rome is a rich and culturally exciting time.. June is known for stifling heat waves dry summers (May to September) can be variable;

Palaces, Museums, Parks, Monuments and Buildings
y The Vatican Museums (Italian: Musei Vaticani), inside the Vatican City, are

among the greatest museums in the world. Pope Julius II founded the museums in the 16th century In 2008 were visited by 4,310,083 people for the year. y The Spanish Steps are a set of steps in Rome climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the church of Trinità dei Monti
y The Castel Sant Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Rome, initially

commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum.
y Villa Borghese is a large landscape garden in the naturalistic English manner

in Rome, containing a number of buildings, museums and attractions
y The Pantheon ( (USA), Latin: Pantheon, meaning "Every god") is a building in

Rome, built by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome.

y La Bocca della Verità (in English, "the Mouth of Truth") is an image,

carved from Pavonazzetto marble, of a man-like face, located in the portico of the church of Santa Maria in Comedian in Rome y The National Museum of Rome is a set of museums in Rome, split between various branches across the city. It was founded in with the collecting antiquities from between the 5th century BC to the 3rd century AD. y The Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II) or (Altar of the Fatherland) is a monument to honour Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy, located in Rome.

Churches, Cathedrals and Basilicas
y There are over 900 churches in Rome y St Peter's Basilica (Latin: Basilica Sancti Petri), Christian pilgrimage, and is

commonly regarded as the "home of the Roman Catholic Church, located within the Vatican City. y The Basilica of St. John Lateran is the cathedral of the Church of Rome, Italy, and the official ecclesiastical sea of the Bishop of Rome y The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore is an ancient Roman Catholic Marian basilica of Rome. It is one of the four major or four papal basilica s y The Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls is one of four churches considered to be the great ancient basilicas of Rome.

Independent City Vatican
y Vatican is the smallest state in the world, based in Rome in Italy. y Inside we can find y Vatican Museums y Vatican Gardens, y Vatican radio station broadcasts all over the world in 29 languages, it has it's

television station, the dialy newspaper, post office with Vatican stamps, shops, offices
y Country: State of the Vatican City (Holy See), Italy

Population: 920 inhabitants Area: 0.44 sq km Density: 2273/ Km2 Religions: Roman Catholic Currency: Euro (EUR) = 100 Cents


y When in Rome, there is one thing you won t have to worry about: being able

to find a nice place to eat. Roman food is a popular(Italian)
y There are few Roman desserts, and they are mainly connected to festivities

(Carnival, Eastern or Christmas). however, especially the ricotta cake, which is made with fresh ricotta cheese mixed with sugar, lemon, vanilla, candied fruits, pine nuts and raisins.
y The Ancient Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese. y Pizza romana (in Naples): tomato, mozzarella, anchovies, oregano, oil; y Pizza capricciosa ("capricious pizza"): mozzarella, tomato, mushrooms,

artichokes, cooked ham y Pizza quattro formaggi ("four cheese pizza"): tomatoes, mozzarella, stracchino, fontina,
y Italy produces the largest amount of wine in the world and is both the

largest exporter and consumer of wine.


Always closed on: New Year's Day (January 1) Christmas - Christian (December 25) Cost Adult8.00 Euros

The Colosseum, or Flavian Amphitheatre, is the largest structure left to us by Roman antiquity, and has provided the model for sports areas right down to modern times