Rome (Lazio)

Rome is the capital of Italy and of the Lazio region. Rome's history spans more than 2,500 years. The city's early population originated from a mix of Latins, Etruscans and Sabines. Eventually, the city successively became the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded as a the birthplace of Western civilisation and by some as the first ever metropolis. It was first called The Eternal City by the Roman poet Tibullus in the 1st century BC, and the expression was also taken up by Ovid, Virgil, and Livy. Rome is also called the "Caput Mundi" (Capital of the World). Rome ranked in 2016 as the 13th-most-visited city in the world, 3rd most visited in the European Union, and the most popular tourist attraction in Italy. Its historic centre is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are among the world's most visited tourist destinations with both locations receiving millions of tourists a year.

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Recipes From Lazio

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Try this particular punch 'ponce alla romana' which was commonly served at ‘fancy dinner parties’ in 19th-century Italy.
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Zucchini are currently in season in Italy and our writer Coral Sisk has just the recipe for a classic Italian dish. 

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Our latest Italian recipe of the week is a drool-worthy chicken saltimbocca from writer Amy Gulick of The Bittersweet Gourmet 

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Our recipe of the week is pasta alla gricia from our featured food blogger, Amy Gulick, of The Bittersweet Gourmet

What others are saying about Rome

@Spott2940 asks:

We will be traveling to Rome in late April and will be spending 3 months in Italy in 2021.  We would love to meet someone for coffee while we are in Rome just to talk about life in Italy as an expat.  We are considering moving to Italy and are doing our research.  Anyone interested in meeting up?

@shellf asks:

Hello I need advise on how to manage the condominio and a very horrid situation I find myself in with the new Italian neighbors. I arrrived from Canada last year while renovations on our new condo were finishing up. All the neighbors were 'pissed' off our work on a 1980s condo was going on and di

@Carole33 asks:

 am in search of an English speaking Veterinarian in Rome for my small dog. I will be traveling with him from the USA and will need to see a local veterinarian to obtain an EU pet passport