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Rome is the capital of Italy and the largest and most populous city in the country. It covers an area of 1,285 square kilometres and has nearly 3 million residents. Roma is also the largest of the 8,101 communes in Italy. According to legend, the city of Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus, twin sons of the god Mars, who were left to die as babies and were rescued and suckled by a she-wolf. Whatever its true origins, it seems to have been established sometime around the 8th century BC. Rome is truly one of the great cities of the world. Rich in history, beauty and culture, it has been an inspiration to countless generations of visitors. Even now, after nearly three thousand years, its appeal and charm are as strong as ever. Every year, tourists continue to flock to Rome in their millions, you can be sure that they will not be disappointed. Rome has been the major Christian pilgrimage since the middle ages. People belonging to Christianity from all over the world visit the Vatican City, the seat of Papacy that is located within Rome. It is where the Pope resides. Other attractions include Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine, Pantheon, Palazzo del Quirinale, Castel Sant Angelo, Roman Forum, Gardens of Villa Borghese, Trevi Fountains and many more.