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Province of Rome, Italy

Rome is the capital of Italy and the region of Lazio, and lies 20 m. above sea level on the banks of the Tiber (Tevere), in the province of Rome. This is the most highly populated and largest city in Italy municipality covering 1,507.6 sq/km, an historical and cultural centre of extraordinary importance, the capital of the Roman Catholic Church

Rome is, however, thought of principally as the centre of the Roman Catholic Church. The Basilica of St. Peter, built at the start of the 4th century, was rebuilt by Pope Julius II, at the beginning of the 16th century under the direction of Bramante. cupola and the Basilica was completed in 1589. Ornate and majestic, it houses some of the greatest of all masterpieces, such as Michelangelo's famous Pietro, the monument of Clement XIII by Canova, Bernini's Funeral monument for Urban VIII; Bernini's altar canopy is 29 m. high. Outside stretches the monumental Piazza San Pietro (St. Peter's Square), Bernini's masterpiece, with its majestic colonnade of 284 columns, topped by 140 statues.

The agricultural sector is of little importance in the city's economy, with few activities of any note, nor has industry ever developed to any extent, by political choice; what does exist is restricted to local commerce, present in the food, garment, publishing, building, precision engineering, pharmaceutical, television and film sectors. Approximately two thirds of the working population are employed in the services sector where public employment (ministries, central organs of State, embassies), tourism, banking, transport and head offices of the principal nationalized industries and organisations and private enterprises are important.

History of Rome
The city of Rome rose up over a settlement of shepherds and farmers living on the Palatine hills between the late 9th and early 7th centuries B.C. Legend and history have set the date at 753 BC, near the Isola Tiberina perhaps on the Palatine Hill and, also according to tradition, the first of the seven Kings of Rome was its mythical founder Romulus?

Magnificent Sites to See in Rome, Italy
There are so many ancient roman sites, beautiful buildings, museums, palaces and churches in Rome. One needs months in Rome to see them all?.

Fiera di Roma (May-June), Antique Furniture Salons (May), Quadrennial of Art, Performances at the Baths of Caracalla, Festa della Befana in Piazza Navona (6th January-Epiphany), Festa dei Noantri at Trastevere (July).

Famous People
Giuseppe Gioachino Belli (poet, 1791-1863), Cesare Pascarella (poet, 1858-1940), Carlo Alberto Salustri called Trilussa (poet, 1871-1950), Julius Caesar (Roman general and statesman, 100-44 BC.), Ettore Petrolini (actor, 1886-1936), Enrico Fermi (physicist, 1901-1954), Pius XII (Pope, 1876-1958), Gregory the Great (Pope, 540-604).

Cultural Institutions
University La Sapienza (founded in 1303), Catholic University, Politecnico, Gallery of Modern Art, Musei Capitolini (works by Caravaggio and Bernini among others), Vatican Museums with Gallerie degli Arazzi, Stanze di Raffaello and Sistine Chapel (Last Judgement by Michelangelo), Borghese Museum and Gallery, Roman Museum, Museo di Villa Giulia (archaeological), Museo di Palazzo Venezia, Gallery of Ancient Art, Galleria Doria Pamphili, Galleria Colonna, Galleria Spada, Museum of Rome, Museum of Castel S. Angelo, Lincei Academy, Academy of Fine Arts, Academy of S. Cecilia, Academy of Dramatic Art, Arcadia Academy, Dante Alighieri National Society, National Research Centre, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana, various foreign academies, Vatican Library, Central National Library, State Archives.

In the Province
Civitavecchia (port), Tivoli, Velletri, Marino and Albano Laziale (wines), Nettuno, Genzano di Roma (Infiorata del Corpus Domini), Frascati (Tuscolan Museum).



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