The capital of Italy
Rome is a capital of Italy and of the Lazio region as well. Being the largest and most populated commune with 2.9 million residents, the city is also one of the most beautiful places in the world. Every year millions of tourists come from around the world to admire the treasures and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture. Once the epicenter of the vast Roman Empire, Rome still contains some of the most important structures and historic buildings of that era. The ancient world is integrated with the modern in the city. The Roman Forum and the Pantheon stands along with Baroque squares, Renaissance villas and Mussolini’s modernism.
Legend of Rome
The founding of Rome is reported by many legends. The most popular and most famous one is the story about the two twin brothers, Romulus and Rem raised by a she-wolf. In Roman mythology, they are sons of the priestess Rhea Silvia and Mars, the god of war, abandoned at birth at Tiber by servants in charge of executing them. The twins were taken by a she-wolf, who fed the babies with her own milk and cared for them. Later a shepherd named Faustulus came and took Remus and Romulus. Faustulus and his wife raised these two children. When Remus and Romulus became adults they decided to establish a city.
Modern Rome, breathes and buzzes with life. It boasts amazing restaurants, pizzerias, bars and clubs. There are luxury designer stores, traditional street markets and basically all you need. The city will keep you busy and entertained at all times. If you are interested in art, music, history and religion, there are few cities in the world that offer more.
Rome is located in the Lazio region of central Italy on the Tiber river. The original settlement developed on hills that faced onto a ford beside the Tiber Island. The Rome was built on seven hills: the Aventine Hill, the Caelian Hill, the Capitoline Hill, the Esquiline Hill, the Palatine Hill, the Quirinal Hill and the Viminal Hill.
There is a Mediterranean climate in the city with cool, humid winters and hot, dry summers. The average annual temperature is above 20 C during the day and 10 C at night. The warmest months are July and August with average temperatures vary between 30 C during the day and 18 C at night.
Like the rest of Italy, Rome is predominantly Roman Catholic and the city has been an important center of religion and pilgrimage for centuries.
Location: The capital of Italy, Lazio region
Nearby sights: Colosseum, Pantheon, Centro Storico
How to get there from airport: By Leonardo Express Train (30 minutes) or Terravision Shuttle Bus (70 minutes)
Nearby hotels: Portrait Roma, Appia Antica Resort, Deko Rome