Rome, spread over 580 square miles (1,500 square kilometers) is one of the most ancient cities in Europe. Located centrally in Italy it is situated in the Lazio region lying about 15 miles from the Tyrrhenian Sea and bordered by the Tiber River. Rome, the capital city of Italy, is the religious world center of the Catholic Church. The city is famed for its history, ancient architecture, food and museums and sites.

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