The capital city of Italy is Rome. It has been the capital city of Italy since 1870, following the unification of Italy. However, its history dates back 28 centuries. Rome is located in the central-western region of Italy, in Lazio on River Tiber. Rome is 1,285 square kilometres and is the largest city in Italy.

Rome has a population of 2.8 million people who reside in the city itself. This is the most populous city in Italy and the fourth-most populated city in the European Union. The urban area of Rome is home to around 3.8 million people while the whole metropolitan area has 4.3 million people.

Roma is a historic city, regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful ancient cities. It is home to many priceless works of art, museums, palaces, parks, gardens, churches, temples and many more. Rome hosts all the principal institutions of Italy such as the parliament, the presidency of the republic, the main judicial courts as well as embassies. It also has numerous art institutes and museums like the Colosseum and the Pantheon.

The climate of Rome is Mediterranean, as classified under the Koppen Climate Classification. It has cool, humid winters and warm, dry summers. January is its coolest month with an average temperature of 12 degrees Celsius during the day and 3 degrees Celsius during the night. There is rare snowfall almost each winter but it generally does not accumulate.

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