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Rome is 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.
It is the city with the highest concentration of historical and architectural riches 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.
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).
Traditionally, Rome was built on seven hills, the names of which were lost over the passing of time, leaving historians slightly in doubt. However the city’s ancient heart is comprised of the historical seven hills: Palatine, Aventine, Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline and Caelian.
Rome is easily accessible from all over the world. With its two aiports (Leonardo Da Vinci-Fiumicino airport and Giovanni Battista Pastine-Ciampanino airport), Rome gets over 100 airline companies operating in its two airports, connecting the city to over 230 destinations worldwide.
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