Rom - Rome

City Views Rome, Italy 1996

Rome, officially Roma Capitale, is the capital of Italy. With about 2.9 million inhabitants in urban areas and about 4 million people in agglomeration, it is the largest city in Italy. Rome is located in the Lazio region, on the banks of the River Tiber. After the foundation day, Rome has founded on 21 April 753 BC by Romulus.

Rome is incredibly rich in important buildings and museums and is the destination for many tourists. The old town of Rome, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican City were declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1980.

According to tradition, Rome was founded in 753 BC on one of the seven hills. However, finds suggest that human settlements must have existed in this area as early as 1000 BC. Particularly the picture of the Palatine Hill and the northern valley is determined by ancient buildings.

This is because the Palatine was the emperor’s residence hill during the imperial era, while in the valley between the Palatine and the Capitol, the Forum Romanum was the center of urban life in ancient Rome.