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Rome - this is one of the oldest cities in the world, the ancient capital of the Roman Empire. More in the III century BC. e. Rome became often called the Eternal from the Latin Roma Aeterna.

Rome called "the city of seven hills." Originally settlements were located on the Palatine Hill, were later inhabited the neighboring hills: the Capitol and the Quirinal. Somewhat later settlements appeared on the last four Tselie hills, the Aventine, the Esquiline and the Viminale.

Flight from Moscow to Rome takes about 3 hours and 50 minutes. Regular direct flights to Rome performed "Aeroflot" and Alitalia. The international airport Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino is about 35 km from the capital. The city of faster and cheaper to travel by train Leonardo Express, fare about 15 Euro. Platform can be found on the signs, it is connected to the airport terminal by covered walkways, and is part of the terminal, so going out is not necessary. High-speed trains run every 30 minutes starting at 5:52 am until 23:36 the night, they all arrive at the central station of Rome - Termini.

The population of Rome is about 2.9 million. man, time difference with Moscow minus 2 hours.