Rome

Rome is the capital city of Italy. It is also the capital of the Lazio region, the centre of the Metropolitan City of Rome, and a special comune named Comune di Roma Capitale. With 2,860,009 residents in 1,285 km², Rome is the country's most populated comune and the third most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. The Metropolitan City of Rome, with a population of 4,355,725 residents, is the most populous metropolitan city in Italy. Its metropolitan area is the third-most populous within Italy. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio, along the shores of the Tiber. Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city. Rome is often referred to as the City of Seven Hills due to its geographic location, and also as the "Eternal City".

Read more in the app

Did Nero really fiddle while Rome burned?

Who were the Vandals, the 'barbarians' who sacked Rome?

The 5 craziest ways emperors gained the throne in ancient Rome

Trees are protecting Raphael paintings by soaking up pollution in Rome

Venus and Jupiter shine together over Rome (photo)

Ancient Rome: From city to empire in 600 years

Invasive Plants Are Threatening Rome's Ancient Monuments

Noblewoman’s tomb reveals new secrets of ancient Rome’s highly durable concrete

Roman Republic: The rise and fall of ancient Rome's government

8 powerful female figures of ancient Rome

Did all roads lead to Rome?

They may have founded Rome, then vanished. New work sheds light on the mysterious Etruscans

Sacred stone tied to the legend of Romulus and Remus unearthed in Rome

How lead (maybe) caused the downfall of ancient Rome (video)

Ancient jawbone reveals a 2500-kilometre journey from Sudan to Rome

Archaeologists discover remains of 9 Neanderthals near Rome

Rome's Colosseum, site of violent gladiator battles, to get new high-tech floor