Travel in Rome
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Rome is the capital of Italy and the political, economic, cultural and transportation center of the country. It is a world famous historical and cultural city. It is the birthplace of ancient Roman civilization. It is nicknamed " Eternal " because of its long history and preservation of a large number of ancient monuments. It is located in the central and western parts of the Italian peninsula, on seven hills in the lower plains of the Tiber River, with a city center area of more than 1,200 square kilometers. Rome is also the center of the Catholic Church worldwide, with more than 700 churches and monasteries, seven Catholic universities, and the city's Vatican City is the residence of the Roman bishops, the Catholic Pope and the Holy See. Rome and Florence are both Italian Renaissance Centers Today, there are still quite a rich Renaissance and Baroque style; in 1980, the historical city of Rome was listed as a World Cultural Heritage. Also, in Rome, you can have a chance to see the famous windmills, churches and museums, etc.