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A Quick Tip by Laur32

  • Jun 1, 2010
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Second favorite next to Sicily as a whole. Rome is classic and yet cosmopolitan at the same time.
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Quick Tip by . August 09, 2010
Must dine at Ristorante Sant'Andrea.  We enjoyed every meal here, but the Roman Chicken is amazing.   http://www.ristorantesantandrea9.it/
Quick Tip by . May 27, 2010
There's more to Rome than its popular tourist spots; while the Colosseum & Vatican are great, there's fun to be had scouring local graffiti!
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My name is Laura, I am currently living in D.C. and attend American University. I am originally from Staten Island, NY. I am majoring in International Relations with a focus in Peace and Conflict Resolution. … more
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 Rome (English pronunciation: /roʊm/ItalianRomapronounced [ˈroːma]LatinRoma) is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populous city, with over 2.7 million residents in a municipality of some 1,285.3 km2 (496.3 sq mi), while the population of the urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be 3.46 million.[2] The metropolitan area of Rome is estimated by OECD to have a population of 3.7 million.[3] It is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber river.

Rome's history as a city spans over two and a half thousand years, as one of the founding cities of Western Civilisation. It was the centre of the Roman Empire, which dominated EuropeNorth Africa and the Middle East for four hundred years from the 1st Century BC till the 4th Century AD. Rome has a significant place in Christianity and is the present day home of the Roman Catholic Church and the site of the Vatican City, an independent city-state run by the Catholic Church.

As one of the few major European cities that escaped World War II relatively unscathed, central Rome remains essentially Renaissance and Baroque in character. Rome is the third-most-visited tourist destination in the European ...

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