Travel and Culture in Latium
The municipal area of Rome includes about 129.000 hectares of territory, that means a town with 2,656.000 inhabitants.
The Tevere runs through it with its 27 town bridges, among which 24 are over the Tevere and 3 over the Aniene. Still today Rome is symbolized by the Seven Hills that are typical of it and which, in ancient times, had been an important reference for the Latin communities that settled here.
The Capitol stands as a proper natural fortress that had been a protection against the enemies’ sieges for many centuries.
Moreover, the abundance of water, a precious good present everywhere in the capital, has favoured farming and agriculture on one hand and, on the other hand, trade exchanges too, thanks to the presence of Tiberina Island, which was of great importance for the Latin peoples.
If today you go on the Jianiculum terrace to admire the landscape of the surrounding mountains, you can still observe what an ancient Roman wayfarer could see.
Those who want to reach Rome by car, both from the North and the South, have to take the motorway A1 with the exits respectively for “Roma Nord” and “Roma Est”. From both these exits you get to the Grande Raccordo Anulare (big ringroad), a joint between the motorway and the main roads.
You can get to Roma Termini or Roma Tiburtina station by train, these are then connected with the town by buses and taxicabs.
The most important airports are: “Leonardo da Vinci” airport in Fiumicino and the airport in Caimpino for charter flies.
Rome photographies kindly granted by APT Rome