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About Rome

Rome, the capital of the Italian Republic
It is the most populous and largest municipality in Italy and is among Europe’s major capitals in terms of the amount of terrain it covers.

Historical and Architectural Treasures
It is the city with the highest concentration of historical and architectural treasures in the world. Its historical centre, outlined by the enclosing Aurelian Walls, layering nearly three thousand years of antiquity, is an invaluable testimony to the European western world’s cultural, artistic and historical legacy and in 1980 it was, together with the Holy See’s property beyond the confines of the Vatican State as well as the Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls, added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Rome, the heart of Catholic Christianity, is the only city in the world to host an entire foreign state within its confines, the enclave of the Vatican City, and it is for this very reason that it is often referred to as the capital of two States.

Over 16% of the world’s cultural treasures are located in Rome (70% in all of Italy).
(information taken from ROMA Sito turistico ufficiale).

Rome, eternal and contemporary
But, please, do not merely call Rome the Eternal City. Rome lives its present with stunning modern buildings arising among the ancient ruins.

The top names are architects like Massimiliano Fuksas (La Nuvola, work in progress), Zaha Hadid (MAXXI MUSEUM), Richard Meier (ARA PACIS Museum, Jubilee Church), Renzo Piano (Auditorium "Parco della Musica")

Published 04-03-2013 in About Eahil 2014 , last update 17-03-2014

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