Wednesday, 12 November 2014

ROME, ITALY

Rome ( Italian: Roma; Latin: Rōma) is a city and special comune (named "Roma Capitale") in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the Province of Rome and of the region of Lazio. With 2.9 million residents in 1,285.3 km2, it is also the country's largest and most populated comune and fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. The urban area of Rome extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 3.8 million. Between 3.2 and 4.2 million people live in Rome metropolitan area.

The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of Tiber river. Vatican City is an independent country within the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states.

Rome's history spans more than two and a half thousand years, since its legendary founding in 753 BC. Rome is one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe. It is referred to as "The Eternal City" (Latin: Roma Aeterna), a central notion in ancient Roman culture. In the ancient world it was successively the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded as one of the birthplaces of Western civilisation. Since the 1st century AD, Rome has been considered the seat of the Papacy and in the 8th century it became the capital of the Papal States, which lasted until 1870. In 1871 Rome became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, and in 1946 that of the Italian Republic.

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.









7 comments:

  1. Seeing your beautiful photos I remember vividly my holidays in Rome some 62 years ago. My friend and I stayed on a camping-site outside the city.
    Have a great week .
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  2. Wow! It is beautiful!

    Thank you for joining Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

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  3. Wonderful series - great shots!!
    thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/11/saint-marys-basilica-wilmington-nc.html

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  4. Rome is so lovely in your photographs. Italy is on my "bucket list".
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

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  5. It's always between Paris and Rome as to the 1st place I'd like to visit in Europe.

    ROG, ABCW

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