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Rome (Italian: Roma), the 'Eternal City', is the capital and largest city of Italy and of the Lazio (Latium) region. It is the famed city of the Roman Empire, the Seven Hills, La Dolce Vita (sweet life), the Vatican City and Three Coins in the Fountain. Rome, as a millenium-long centre of power, culture and religion, having been the centre of one of the globe's greatest civilizations ever, has exerted a huge influence over the world in its c. 2,500 years of existence.

The Historic Centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With wonderful palaces, millenium-old churches and basilicas, grand romantic ruins, opulent monuments, ornate statues and graceful fountains, Rome has an immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere, making it one of Europe's and the world's most visited, famous, influential and beautiful capitals. Today, Rome has a growing nightlife scene and is also seen as a shopping heaven, being regarded as one of the fashion capitals of the world (some of Italy's oldest jewellery and clothing establishments were founded in the city). With so many sights and things to do, Rome can truly be classified a "global city".

Contents:

Districts
Central Rome
Old Rome
Colosseo
Modern Center
Vatican City
North Center
Trastevere
Aventino-Testaccio
Esquilino-San Giovanni
Nomentano
Outskirts
North Rome
South Rome
Ostia
Understand
History
Background reading
Videogames
Get in
By plane
Public airport transportation
Private airport transportation
By train
By car
By ship
Get around
Roma Pass
By car
By taxi
On foot
By public transport (ATAC)
By commuter rail
On a moped
On a bicycle
See
Ancient Rome
Catholic Rome
The Seven Hills of Rome
Museums
Just walking around
The piazzas
Overlooked places
Viewpoints
Rome for kids
Do
Events
Learn
Work
Talk
Buy
Eat
Drink
Sleep
Camping
Contact
Respect
Stay safe
Cope
Embassies and consulates
Get Out
Photo Quiz
BONUS: Italian Phrasebook

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