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The City of Rome

The city of Rome is the capital of Italy; itís located near the River Tiber, on the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea, itís one of the oldest cities around the world and itís the cradle of European culture. The capital of Catholic religion is located in the Vatican City which is located in Rome, so that is the capital of Rome religion.

No one is sure about the origin of Rome, but there is a theory about its creation. The origins of old Rome are narrated in form of a mythological tale in order to explain how it was founded, this story tells that the children of the Roman god Mars, Romulus and Remus were thrown into the Tiber River in order to be saved from imminent death, they were found by a wolf named Luperca, she took care of them for a while, then a herdsman found them and he decided to look after them. When they were older, Romulus and Remus decided to found a city in the location where they were found by the wolf, this is the official version of the history of old Rome.

Currently, Rome has a rich architectural heritage; its neighborhoods are a combination of old, medieval, renaissance and modern buildings, Rome hosts many of the most important episodes of history so that it was given World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1980.

Rome is one of the most visited cities of Italy together with Venetia and Florence, so every year more tourists come to visit monuments like the Roman Forum, the Roman Coliseum, the Palatine, the Pantheon, the Column of Trajan, the catacombs, the Baths of Caracalla and the Arch of Constantine (the first Christian emperor).

The historical center of Rome is no more than a small area. It gathers the most important monuments and buildings. Rome is the seat of the Italian head, parliament and government. The economical activity of Rome spins around tourism and industry services as garment industry, mechanics, aeronautics, pharmaceutical, etc.

Now, one can see why the city of Rome is so important, there are many reason why one has to visit Rome, besides the cultural part, Rome offers good food, fashion and fun.

Rome Travel Guide
Rome Travel Guide

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