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Rome (Italian and Latin: Roma) is the capital city of Italy. 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 historical centre ville is dominated by the traditional "Seven hills of Rome":
the Capitoline, Palatine, Viminal, Quirinal, Esquiline, Caelian, and Aventine
hills. The Tiber flows south through Rome, with the city centre located where
the midstream Tiber Island facilitated crossing. Large parts of the ancient
city walls remain.
The city of Rome surrounds the Vatican City, the enclave of the Holy See,
which is a separate sovereign state. It hosts Saint Peter's Square with the
Saint Peter's Basilica. The open space before the basilica was redesigned by
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander
VII, as an appropriate forecourt, designed "so that the greatest number of
people could see the Pope give his blessing, either from the middle of the
façade of the church or from a window in the Vatican Palace" (Norwich 1975 p
175). In Vatican City there are also the prestigious Vatican Library, Vatican
Museums with the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms and other important works of
Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Giotto, Botticelli.
The list of most important museums and galleries of Rome includes: the National
Museum of Rome, the Museum of Roman Civilization, the Villa Giulia
National Etruscan Museum, the Capitoline Museums, the Borghese Gallery, the
Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo, the National Gallery of Modern Art.
Rome enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate which characterises the
Mediterranean coasts of Italy. It is at its most comfortable from April through
June, and from mid-September to October; in particular, the Roman "ottobrata"
(roughly translated as "October period") is famously known for its sunny days
and pleasant temperatures. By August, the temperature during the heat of the
day often exceeds 35° C (95° F); traditionally, many businesses would close
during August, and Romans would abandon the city for holiday resorts, but this
trend is weakening, and the city is increasingly remaining fully functional
during the whole summer, in response to growing tourism as well as change in
the population's work habits. The average high temperature in December is about
13° C (55° F).
Rome is an important centre for music. It hosts the Accademia Nazionale
di Santa Cecilia (founded in 1585), for which new concert halls were recently
built in the new Parco della Musica, one of the largest musical venues in the
world. Rome also has an opera house, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, as well as
several minor musical institutions. The city also played host to the Eurovision
Song Contest 1991 and the MTV Europe Music Awards 2004.