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Rome is the capital of Italy and the largest and most populous city in the country. It covers an area of 1,285 square kilometres and has nearly 3 million residents. Roma is also the largest of the 8,101 communes in Italy.

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Romulus and Remus
According to legend, the city of Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus, twin sons of the god Mars, who were left to die as babies and were rescued and suckled by a she-wolf. Whatever its true origins, it seems to have been established sometime around the 8th century BC. Since then, Rome has played a dominent role in history for over two and a half thousand years. It was the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. It has been the seat of the Papacy since the 1st Century AD and subsequently the capital of the Papal States until the unification of Italy in 1870. Rome then became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, and after the abolitionof the monarchy in 1946, it became the capital of the Italian Republic.

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View of the Vatican - Photo: Nono vlf
Julius Caesar The lasting power of Rome has been due, in part, to its geographical position in the world. Located at the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, more or less in the centre of the Italian peninsular, and situated on the River Tiber, a few miles from the sea, it was well placed to develop trade and to wage war.

Rome was ruled by seven kings between 753 BC and 510 BC. and it was during this time that the foundations of Roman Civilisation were established. Although the king's powers were absolute, he was appointed by the Senate, which was made up of the the leading Patricians of the city. Each Patrician headed a group of Clients who supported him, worked for him and if necessary, fought for him. The rest of society were categorised as Pleblians or Plebs who were the common people.

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The Forum - Photo: Stefan Bauer, http://www.ferras.at/en
When the monarchy was abolished, Rome became a republic which lasted until around 44 BC when Julius Caesar became Emperor. Imperial Rome lasted until the 5th century when Romulus Augustus was forced to abdicate by Odoacer. (The Roman Empire in the east continued until the 15th century, based in Constantinople).

After a period of turmoil, Rome eventually came under the power of the Pope when the Roman Catholic Church gained control of The Papal States during the 6th century.

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Piazza Navona - Photo: Myrabella
At the end of the middle ages, Rome played a key role in the Italian Renaissance, when the focus moved from Florence to Rome. Artists such as: Bramante, Bernini, Botticelli, Raphael and Michelangelo contributed to its Renaissance and Baroque architecture with such masterpieces as the Basilica of St Peter, the Tempietto di San Pietro, Piazza del Campidoglio and the Piazza Navona. They also left behind a legacy of priceless works of art, many of them on display in the Vatican and other art galleries in Rome.

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The Colosseum - Photo: David Iliff
Rome is the most popular site in Italy for visitors, the 3rd most visited city in Europe and the 11th most visited city in the world. The historic centre of Rome is a Unesco World Heritage Site and around 4 million visitors a year flock to the Italian capital to experience some of the most historic and cultural sites in the world, including: The Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, the Castel Sant' Angelo, St Peter's Square and Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Square, the Altar of the Fatherland and the Fountain of Four Rivers created by Bernini.

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Spanish Steps - Photo: Adrian Pingstone
Rome is truly one of the great cities of the world. Rich in history, beauty and culture, it has been an inspiration to countless generations of visitors. Even now, after nearly three thousand years, its appeal and charm are asstrong as ever. Every year, tourists continue to flock to Rome in their millions, you can be sure that they will not be disappointed.

Rome
Population: 2,863,322
Male: 1,356,570
Female: 1,506,752
Population density: 2,227.7 per square km

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  • Regional Information

    • Area: 17,208 km²
      Population: 5.6m
      Density: 327/km²
      Capital: Rome

      National Parks:
      Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park
      Circeo National Park
      The Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park
Location of Lazio
Provinces of Lazio
  • Comunes
    • Frosinone
      • Acquafondata
        Acuto
        Alatri
        Alvito
        Amaseno
        Anagni
        Aquino
        Arce
        Arnara
        Arpino
        Atina
        Ausonia
        Belmonte Castello
        Boville Ernica
        Broccostella
        Campoli Appennino
        Casalattico
        Casalvieri
        Cassino
        Castelliri
        Castelnuovo Parano
        Castro dei Volsci
        Castrocielo
        Ceccano
        Ceprano
        Cervaro
        Colfelice
        Colle San Magno
        Collepardo
        Coreno Ausonio
        Esperia
        Falvaterra
        Ferentino
        Filettino
        Fiuggi
        Fontana Liri
        Fontechiari
        Frosinone
        Fumone
        Gallinaro
        Giuliano di Roma
        Guarcino
        Isola del Liri
        Monte San Giovanni Campano
        Morolo
        Paliano
        Pastena
        Patrica
        Pescosolido
        Picinisco
        Pico
        Piedimonte San Germano
        Piglio
        Pignataro Interamna
        Pofi
        Pontecorvo
        Posta Fibreno
        Ripi
        Rocca d’Arce
        Roccasecca
        San Biagio Saracinisco
        San Donato Val di Comino
        San Giorgio a Liri
        San Giovanni Incarico
        San Vittore del Lazio
        Sant’Ambrogio sul Garigliano
        Sant’Andrea del Garigliano
        Sant’Apollinare
        Sant’Elia Fiumerapido
        Santopadre
        Serrone
        Settefrati
        Sgurgola
        Sora
        Strangolagalli
        Supino
        Terelle
        Torre Cajetani
        Torrice
        Trevi nel Lazio
        Trivigliano
        Vallecorsa
        Vallemaio
        Vallerotonda
        Veroli
        Vicalvi
        Vico nel Lazio
        Villa Latina
        Villa Santa Lucia
        Villa Santo Stefano
        Viticuso

    • Latina
      • Aprilia
        Bassiano
        Campodimele
        Castelforte
        Cisterna di Latina
        Cori
        Fondi
        Formia
        Gaeta
        Itri
        Latina
        Lenola
        Maenza
        Minturno
        Monte San Biagio
        Norma
        Pontinia
        Ponza
        Priverno
        Prossedi
        Rocca Massima
        Roccagorga
        Roccasecca dei Volsci
        Sabaudia
        San Felice Circeo
        Santi Cosma e Damiano
        Sermoneta
        Sezze
        Sonnino
        Sperlonga
        Spigno Saturnia
        Terracina
        Ventotene

    • Rieti
      • Accumoli
        Amatrice
        Antrodoco
        Ascrea
        Belmonte in Sabina
        Borbona
        Borgo Velino
        Borgorose
        Cantalice
        Cantalupo in Sabina
        Casaprota
        Casperia
        Castel di Tora
        Castel Sant’Angelo
        Castelnuovo di Farfa
        Cittaducale
        Cittareale
        Collalto Sabino
        Colle di Tora
        Collegiove
        Collevecchio
        Colli sul Velino
        Concerviano
        Configni
        Contigliano
        Cottanello
        Fara in Sabina
        Fiamignano
        Forano
        Frasso Sabino
        Greccio
        Labro
        Leonessa
        Longone Sabino
        Magliano Sabina
        Marcetelli
        Micigliano
        Mompeo
        Montasola
        Monte San Giovanni in Sabina
        Montebuono
        Monteleone Sabino
        Montenero Sabino
        Montopoli di Sabina
        Morro Reatino
        Nespolo
        Orvinio
        Paganico Sabino
        Pescorocchiano
        Petrella Salto
        Poggio Bustone
        Poggio Catino
        Poggio Mirteto
        Poggio Moiano
        Poggio Nativo
        Poggio San Lorenzo
        Posta
        Pozzaglia Sabina
        Rieti
        Rivodutri
        Rocca Sinibalda
        Roccantica
        Salisano
        Scandriglia
        Selci
        Stimigliano
        Tarano
        Toffia
        Torri in Sabina
        Torricella in Sabina
        Turania
        Vacone
        Varco Sabino

    • Roma
      • Affile
        Agosta
        Albano Laziale
        Allumiere
        Anguillara Sabazia
        Anticoli Corrado
        Anzio
        Arcinazzo Romano
        Ardea
        Ariccia
        Arsoli
        Artena
        Bellegra
        Bracciano
        Camerata Nuova
        Campagnano di Roma
        Canale Monterano
        Canterano
        Capena
        Capranica Prenestina
        Carpineto Romano
        Casape
        Castel Gandolfo
        Castel Madama
        Castel San Pietro Romano
        Castelnuovo di Porto
        Cave
        Cerreto Laziale
        Cervara di Roma
        Cerveteri
        Ciampino
        Ciciliano
        Cineto Romano
        Civitavecchia
        Civitella San Paolo
        Colleferro
        Colonna
        Fiano Romano
        Filacciano
        Fiumicino
        Fonte Nuova
        Formello
        Frascati
        Gallicano nel Lazio
        Gavignano
        Genazzano
        Genzano di Roma
        Gerano
        Gorga
        Grottaferrata
        Guidonia Montecelio
        Jenne
        Labico
        Ladispoli
        Lanuvio
        Lariano
        Licenza
        Magliano Romano
        Mandela
        Manziana
        Marano Equo
        Marcellina
        Marino
        Mazzano Romano
        Mentana
        Monte Compatri
        Monte Porzio Catone
        Monteflavio
        Montelanico
        Montelibretti
        Monterotondo
        Montorio Romano
        Moricone
        Morlupo
        Nazzano
        Nemi
        Nerola
        Nettuno
        Olevano Romano
        Palestrina
        Palombara Sabina
        Percile
        Pisoniano
        Poli
        Pomezia
        Ponzano Romano
        Riano
        Rignano Flaminio
        Riofreddo
        Rocca Canterano
        Rocca di Cave
        Rocca di Papa
        Rocca Priora
        Rocca Santo Stefano
        Roccagiovine
        Roiate
        Roma
        Roviano
        Sacrofano
        Sambuci
        San Cesareo
        San Gregorio da Sassola
        San Polo dei Cavalieri
        San Vito Romano
        Santa Marinella
        Sant’Angelo Romano
        Sant’Oreste
        Saracinesco
        Segni
        Subiaco
        Tivoli
        Tolfa
        Torrita Tiberina
        Trevignano Romano
        Vallepietra
        Vallinfreda
        Valmontone
        Velletri
        Vicovaro
        Vivaro Romano
        Zagarolo

    • Viterbo
      • Acquapendente
        Arlena di Castro
        Bagnoregio
        Barbarano Romano
        Bassano in Teverina
        Bassano Romano
        Blera
        Bolsena
        Bomarzo
        Calcata
        Canepina
        Canino
        Capodimonte
        Capranica
        Caprarola
        Carbognano
        Castel Sant’Elia
        Castiglione in Teverina
        Celleno
        Cellere
        Civita Castellana
        Civitella d’Agliano
        Corchiano
        Fabrica di Roma
        Faleria
        Farnese
        Gallese
        Gradoli
        Graffignano
        Grotte di Castro
        Ischia di Castro
        Latera
        Lubriano
        Marta
        Montalto di Castro
        Monte Romano
        Montefiascone
        Monterosi
        Nepi
        Onano
        Oriolo Romano
        Orte
        Piansano
        Proceno
        Ronciglione
        San Lorenzo Nuovo
        Soriano nel Cimino
        Sutri
        Tarquinia
        Tessennano
        Tuscania
        Valentano
        Vallerano
        Vasanello
        Vejano
        Vetralla
        Vignanello
        Villa San Giovanni in Tuscia
        Viterbo
        Vitorchiano

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Lazio Climate (Rome)
  High Low Sun Rain
Jan 15 8 4 63
Feb 15 8 4 52
Mar 17 9 5 43
Apr 19 11 6 31
May 24 15 7 17
Jun 28 18 9 9
Jul 31 22 10 6
Aug 31 22 9 9
Sep 28 19 7 29
Oct 24 16 6 53
Nov 20 12 4 63
Dec 17 10 4 59
Table Key:
High - Average monthly high temperatures
Low - Average monthly low temperatures
Sun - Average hours of sunshine per day
Rain - Average monthly rainfall in mm
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