Overview: Located at the confluence of the rivers Tiber and Aniene, Rome is the capital city of Italy, the seat of the Roman Catholic Church and the home of the Pope. Much of Rome is located within the old city walls. The old city center, though small, contains 100s of hotels & pensioni, 200+ palaces, 20 churches, 8 major parks, the Italian president's residence, the houses of the Parliament & offices of the city government. In addition there are many great and well-known monuments. The old city also contains 1,000s of workshops, offices, bars and restaurants.
History: Rome's history extends nearly 2,800 years. The Roman Empire was the most powerful, largest and the longest lasting Empire in Western history. Rome was the capital of the Roman Empire and, subsequently, the seat of the Papal States, Kingdom of Italy and Italian Republic.
Climate: Rome's climate is at its most comfortable April through June or early July. During August the temperatures often exceed 35 C (95 F). Romans traditionally abandon the city for cooler parts during August and many businesses close.
Sights to visit:
The Trevi Fountain
The Colliseum - world-famous amphitheatre built after AD 70 to entertain up to 50,000 people
Castel Sant'Angelo - built by the Emperor Hadrian in AD 130. Subsequently all Emperors and Princes have been buried here
Vatican City - St Peter's Square
Getting around Rome
- By taxi - There are plenty of taxis operatring throughout the city
- By car - Unauthorized traffic is banned from the central part of city (workdays 6am to 6pm)
- By bus - Rome has a comprehensive bus system
- By train - A subway system operates in Rome called the Metropolitana (Rome Metro)
Rome is located in the centre of Italy
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Getting to Rome (Roma), Lazio, Italy:
By air -
Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport - FCO (known as Fiumicino)
Giovan-Battista Pastine international airport (known as Ciampino Airport)
By train -
See here for train details
Other Resources: About Milan ¦ About Venice ¦ About Verona
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Italy Real Estate News
||Italian property prices set to dip|
According to various financial experts the Italian national debt crisis still dominates the headlines and recovery is many years away with many hurdles yet to be faced, the property market continues to flounder.
||Great time to buy holiday home in Italy|
The Italian real estate market is the ideal place to look for a holiday home with many properties on offer at bargain prices according to agents specialising in Italian properties for sale.
||Try before you buy builds in Italy|
Like so many of its neighbours the Italian real estate market has floundered in the wake of the global cash crisis but buyer interest is on the increase.
||Italy extends property tax|
Tax breaks for the Catholic Church will decline in the New Year as the Government looks for ways to increase taxes on Italian real estate in an effort to attack the national debt.
||Historic Italian properties up for sale|
The on-going financial crisis has prompted the authorities to list a whole range of historic Italian properties for sale in a bid to raise much needed funds.
||Italian village hits the market|
A property in Italy has just been listed for sale with eBay for 2.5 million euro after the current owners have been unable to find a buyer using the more customary way of selling residential real estate.
||Italian island up for grabs|
An exclusive real estate opportunity is presented in the Italian property market for the island of San Spirito close to Venice.
||Reduced real estate boots up recovery in Italy|
Italian real estate has been one of the slowest markets to be hit by the global events of the past 18 months, & until recently was looking fairly slow on the recovery uptake too.
||Russian investors warming their toes in Italy|
It’s puzzling as to why UK investors have been shying away from Italy's real estate market, given the fact that the value of property in the country hasn’t seen the turbulence felt elsewhere in the world.
||Italy – Safe as houses|
The Italian real estate market is being touted as one of the most stable and a must for any risk adverse investor looking to buy abroad.
||A piece a Italy tempts investors|
Italian real estate is gaining popularity according to Primelocation.com who have released figures based on their search engine results.
||Italian property market looking gooood!|
Italian real estate has remained one cool customer during the mighty volcanic eruption of the world’s economies and investment in that market, even now, appears to represent sound stability that is hard to beat.
||Cease a deal in Italy|
The Italian real estate market is set to benefit from the proceeds of a tax allowance which will see small business and companies repatriate euros back into the country.
||Italy gives global market the boot|
Italian real estate is showing true strength for UK investors in these uncertain economic times, and much of its success is down to multi national currency, according to industry experts.
||Roam around for best Italian deals|
Real estate in Italy is tipped as being one of the most stable property markets in Europe, despite the fact that in certain locations prices have fallen by as much as 20%.
||Italian jewel dazzling the market|
The Italian real estate market seems about as relaxed as Cleopatra in Asses milk, and the beautiful island of Sardinia is in the bath with her.
||Italian market improving all the time|
Italian real estate hasn’t undergone the same fall from grace as seen in other parts of Europe, and recent news indicates that the view in Italy is improving, especially in the commercial sector.
||Italy fashions a stable market|
Whilst the rest of Europe clatters about amongst the devastation of the economic fall out, the Italian real estate market seems to squint at the rest of us and then slip back wondering what all the fuss is about.
||Buyers roam Italian property market|
Figures last month indicate a real growing interest in Italian real estate, according to the Prime Location International Search index.
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