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Italian for Rome
Common clue:
Italia’s capital; Capital of Italia; “Arrivederci ____”; City NW of Napoli; Alitalia destination; “La Dolce Vita” setting; Capitale on the Tiber
Crossword puzzle frequency: 3 times a year
Frequency in English language: 25181 / 86800
News: When in Rome, do as the good Roman tourists do and behave
Video: Stephen Wiltshire draws Rome from memory

I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble ~ Augustus

Rome (Italian: Roma, Latin: Roma) is the capital city of Italy and of the Lazio region, as well as the country's largest and most populous city, with more than 2.7 million residents. The metropolitan area has a population of about 4 million. It is located in the central-western portion of the Italian peninsula, where the river Aniene joins the Tiber. The Mayor of Rome is Giovanni Alemanno.

Colosseum in Rome

The State of the Vatican City, the sovereign territory of the Holy See is an enclave of Rome. It is the smallest country in the world, and the capital of the only religion that has representation in the United Nations (as a non-voting member state).

Rome, Caput mundi (Capital of the world), la Città Eterna (The Eternal City), Limen Apostolorum (Threshold of the Apostles), la città dei sette colli (The city of the seven hills) or simply l'Urbe (The City), is thoroughly modern and cosmopolitan. As one of the few major European cities that escaped World War II relatively unscathed, central Rome remains essentially Renaissance and Baroque in character. The Historic Center of Rome is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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