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Rome

About Rome

2,777,979 in city
2,105 km² (813 mi²)
14 m
Rome, the Eternal City, the capital of united Italy since 1871, is famous throughout the world for its importance as one of the great cities of Western civilization, as the legendary capital of the Roman Empire, and as the world center of the Roman Catholic church, in the Vatican City enclave. Located on the banks of the Tiber River, near the Tyrrhenian Sea in the central part of the country, Rome regained its status as the leading city of Italy, as it overtook such major cities as Milan and Naples after World War II. According to tradition, Rome was founded in 753 BC on one of the Seven Hills, nevertheless, archaeological evidences indicate that human settlement here dates from at least 1000 BC. Today, the city can be easily divided into two districts: the inner city within the Aurelian Wall, and the sprawling outer city, with its many suburbs. The city boasts with loads of world-famous Roman monuments, which range from the Colosseum, the well-preserved Pantheon, the ancient city walls, cathedrals, numerous triumphal arches and other popular points of historical interest such as the Piazza del Campidoglio. As a leading cultural center, Rome is a major world center for creative artists. It is also home to Italy’s largest institution of academic education, the University of Rome, established in 1303, which in the mid-1990s was attended by more than 180,000 students. The city also has some 20 theaters and 6 major concert halls, a large Opera House and dozens of museums, some of which are included among the world's-finest.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
157 All Buildings
149
existing
3
planned
1
unbuilt
4
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Torre Eurosky 394 ft 2013
2 Torre Europarco 339 ft 2012
3 Palazzo Eni 262 ft 1961
4 Telecom Italia 238 ft -
5 INAIL Tower 236 ft -