About Rome in Italy
Situated on the Tiber River in the central part of the country, Rome is the capital and largest city of Italy. The city of Rome is one of the world's greatest centers of history, art, architecture, and religion, making it an impressive symbol of European civilization. Modern Rome is a thriving and lively city, with a population of 2.5 million
residents. It has a temperate climate.
Rome is renowned for its ancient monuments, Medieval and Renaissance buildings and beautiful fountains, and great museums. The Colosseum is the largest monument which has existed since Imperial Rome. As one of the city's most important historic sites, the Foro Romano houses a great many historic monuments. Basilica di San Pietro is the world's largest Roman Catholic, housing many important works by Michelangelo and Bernini. Vatican Museums is the largest museum complex in the world, which displays artworks ranging over 3000 years from the classical to modern world.
Known as Italy's best-preserved ancient building, the Pantheon was formerly a pagan temple, and now serves as a church. The Villa Borghese has a large collection of famous sculptures and paintings, including the Galleria Borghese. Villa Doria Pamphili is the largest public landscape park in Rome. Other tourist attraction include Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, the Capitoline Hill, the Appian Way, Villa Borghese, and the Arch of Constantine and Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II.