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About Rome

Where do you start to summarize the history of the Eternal City? A good date might be 21 April 753 B.C. The day when Romulus is said to have founded the city after murdering his twin brother Remus. During the following centuries Rome grew into a powerful empire, peaking during the rule of Marcus Aurelius in 161-180 A.D.

Just like the ancient city, today's Rome is built on seven hills: Capitolino, Palatino, Quirinale, Viminale, Esquilino, Celio and Aventino. The central area is called Campo Marzio, named after the Roman god of war, and was the ancient army’s training grounds. This is where many of the famous sights are located. Other well-known areas are Trastevere, on the other side of the Tiber river, and Monti. Little Pigneto is considered the most typically Roman neighbourhood.

Panorama of Rome from Spanish steps in the evening
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Public Transport

The Termini station is the hub for Rome’s transportation network. The name of the local bus and streetcar company is ATAC. All tickets must be purchased from ATAC ticket machines, newsagents, or ticket outlets on the underground. The underground runs until midnight. Night buses stop at stations marked ”N”.

There are also different choices of travel passes for 1, 3 or 7 days that are valid on all public transportation.

Electricity

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Conexiuni

Alghero

AHO Italia

Alicante

ALC Spania

Bari

BRI Italia

Bruxelles

BRU Belgia

Bucuresti

OTP Romania

Catania

CTA Italia

Cluj

CLJ Romania

Constanta

CND Romania

Copenhaga

CPH Danemarca

Helsinki

HEL Finlanda

Ibiza

IBZ Spania

Koln

CGN Germania

Lamezia Terme

SUF Italia

Larnaca

LCA Cipru

Lisabona

LIS Portugalia

Liverpool

LPL Regatul Unit al Marii Britanii si al Irlandei de Nord

Londra

LTN Regatul Unit al Marii Britanii si al Irlandei de Nord

Madrid

MAD Spania

Malaga

AGP Spania

Oslo

OSL Norvegia

Palma de Mallorca

PMI Spania

Sevilla

SVQ Spania

Stockholm

ARN Suedia

Tel Aviv

TLV Israel

Torino

TRN Italia

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