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27 May 2018
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Sunday
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115 km
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HIGHLIGHTS

ROMA

The capital city of the Italian Republic is the most intensively populated and widest city in Italy. Being the heart of the Catholic Christianity, it is the only city in the world with an entire state within, the enclave of Vatican City.

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FOOD

Pasta dishes (gricia, amatriciana, carbonara, cacio e pepe), Abbacchio (roast lamb), Coda alla vaccinara (oxtail stew), carciofi alla giudia e alla romana (respectively, deep-fried and braised artichokes), Saltimbocca (veal escalopes), Supplì (stuffed and deep-fried rice balls).

WINE

Docg Cesanese del Piglio (red), Cannellino di Frascati (white), Frascati superiore (white), Doc Castelli Romani (white, red and rosé).

MAIN SIGHTS

The old town (within the Aurelian and Janiculum walls – Unesco World Heritage), Appia Antica regional Nature Park, Città del Vaticano, Musei Capitolini, MAXXI (Museum of the 21st century arts), Ostia Antica (archaeological site), the city’s parks (Villa Borghese, Villa Ada, Villa Pamphili, Pincio, Gianicolo).

HISTORY

Population: 2,800,000

Foundation: 753 B.C.

Ancient name: Ruma

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