Information about Rome

Information about Rome

Some information about Rome – “Eternal City” Founded, according to legend, on April 21st, 753 BC by Romulus and Remus, Rome is the city with the highest concentration of historical and architectural landmarks in the world. Within the Aurelian walls there is the historical center, a witness of almost three millennia of history, which in 1980 was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. What makes Rome one of the most beautiful cities in the world are the beautiful garden areas of the historic villas’ and the land dedicated to agriculture in the peripheral areas, which allowed the Italian capital to be named “the greenest city in Europe”.

The capital of Lazio is also the heart of Catholic Christianity in fact it is the only city in the world to host a foreign state within itself: the enclave of Vatican City, the seat of the papal authority, which each year attracts thousands of faithful christians and tourists thanks to the grand beauty of St. Peter’s Basilica and the unparalleled art collections of the Vatican Museums.

Curiosities

The symbols of the city are: the Capitoline Wolf, a bronze statue of the legendary she-wolf who suckled the twins Romulus and Remus, the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, the largest Roman amphitheater, recognized in 2007 as one of the seven wonders of the the modern world (only one in Europe), the Cupolone, the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, which dominates the city and symbolizes the Christian world.

Special Events

Roman Christmas:  is the date on which, according to tradition, Romulus founded the city (753 BC). On April 21, it is celebrated with costume performances, cultural and recreational events;
Festa de Noantri, in Trastevere, the first Saturday after July 16 on the anniversary of the Madonna of Mount Carmel.

Useful Links

Rome City Map
Rome Metro Map – download pdf file
Transport Map of Rome center – download pdf file
PTIs of the city of Rome (Tourist Information Points) – Download pdf file

Useful Numbers

City line: 060606
Department of Tourism: Via Leopardi, 24 – Rome; Tel. 060608
Municipal police 0667691
Police Headquarters 064686
Lost property on buses and trams 06 5816040
Car Removal Farnesina deposit – tel. 06 33220527 Cocchieri deposit  – tel. 06 5411639 Ostia Antica deposit – tel. 06 5650972 G.B. Valente deposit  – tel. 06 25209642

For more information to the archaeological sites and the major museums of Rome visit the Rome Museum web site or call us at (+39) 055-713655.
Available Entrance TicketsGuided Group ToursPrivate Guided Tours.

 

The most visited Museums of Rome:
Colosseum
Borghese Gallery
Vatican Museums
National Roman Museum
Thermae of Caracalla
Tivoli

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