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Rome is the capital of Italy and is reffered to "The Eternal City".

With 2.8 million residents it is the county's largest & most populated city, the fourth-most populous city in the Euroean Union (EU)

It is located in the central-western portion of the Italian peninsular, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy.

 

Rome's history spans more than two and a half thousand years, since its founding in 735 BC, with the union of rural villages.

 

In 2007, Rome was the 11th.most-visited city in the world, 3rd most-visited in the EU, and the most popular tourist attraction in Italy.

 

A 2-line Metro system called the Metropolitana operates with 50 stations in the city, with A (Orange) and B (Blue) lines intersecting at Roma Termini Station. Trains run approx. every 7-10 minutes, from 5:30am until 11:30pm every day except on Saturdays until 0:30am.

 

Tickets can be purchased in Newsstands, Tabacchis or Vending Machines in Metro Stations.

 

The International Dialing Code for Italy is: 39; Rome City Code in the main is: 06

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