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Rome: Capital of Italy
Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy as well as the capital of the Lazio region. The city has been a major human settlement for over two millennia. With 2,860,009 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi), it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the third most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the centre of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which has a population of 4,355,725 residents, thus making it the most populous metropolitan city in Italy. Its metropolitan area is the third-most populous within Italy. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber. Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city; for this reason Rome has sometimes been defined as the capital of two states.

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Heartbreaking news: Oscar-winning film composer Ennio Morricone has sadly died aged 91 [Video]

Heartbreaking news: Oscar-winning film composer Ennio Morricone has sadly died aged 91

The talented film composer Ennio Morricone has sadly died at the age of 91. Morricone passed away on Monday morning (06.07.20) at a clinic in Rome after suffering a fall which caused a hip fracture.

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Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone dies aged 91 [Video]

Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone dies aged 91

Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the memorable coyote-howl theme for the Spaghetti Western The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, has died aged 91.His lawyer Giorgio Assumma said the Maestro, as..

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Rope-climbing workers help restore Rome landmark [Video]

Rope-climbing workers help restore Rome landmark

They climbed the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Altar of Heaven to renovate its wooden roof beams after rain and wind damage. View on euronews

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Fashion meets music in summer solstice concert [Video]

Fashion meets music in summer solstice concert

Fashion house Fendi and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia presented a unique performance on Saturday (June 20) to present a message of rebirth through art, fashion and music after the coronavirus..

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Fiat Chrysler closing in on $7 bln loan deal [Video]

Fiat Chrysler closing in on $7 bln loan deal

Italy could soon announce a $7 billion loan for Fiat Chrysler, in what would be the biggest such deal for any European carmaker. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Rome prepares to host Napoli v Juventus Coppa Italia final without fans [Video]

Rome prepares to host Napoli v Juventus Coppa Italia final without fans

The ball will roll in Rome's Olympic Stadium on Wednesday for the COppa Italia final.

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Buried ancient Roman city found without excavating [Video]

Buried ancient Roman city found without excavating

Researchers used a ground-penetrating radar to uncover the remains of Falerii Novi, an ancient Roman city.

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Under the surface: radar reveals splendor of ancient Roman city [Video]

Under the surface: radar reveals splendor of ancient Roman city

In a glimpse into the future of archeology, researchers have used ground-penetrating radar to map an entire ancient Roman city, detecting remarkable details of buildings still deep underground..

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Italian tour guides protest lack of economic support [Video]

Italian tour guides protest lack of economic support

Tour guides in Rome organised a flash mob in front of the Pantheon and a sit-in outside the Italian Parliament on Tuesday, in protest at what they see as a lack of government support for the tourism..

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Vande Bharat Mission: Indians thank Embassy, GoI for helping them return back from Italy [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Indians thank Embassy, GoI for helping them return back from Italy

Stranded Indian nationals are set to return to their home country from Italy's Rome under Vande Bharat Mission. They have been stranded in Italy due to COVID-19 lockdown. The stranded Indians thanked..

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Hugs and tears as family reunites at airport after months separated [Video]

Hugs and tears as family reunites at airport after months separated

Tears outside Rome's Fiumicino airport as a multinational family are reunited after months apart.

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Rome's famous Colosseum reopens to visitors after three month coronavirus lockdown [Video]

Rome's famous Colosseum reopens to visitors after three month coronavirus lockdown

Just a few hundred people were expected at Italy's top tourism site.View on euronews

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Europe's tourist trade flickers back to life [Video]

Europe's tourist trade flickers back to life

Tourist sites and businesses around Europe and the Middle East are opening up again. How many tourists will turn up though, remains very uncertain. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Colosseum reopens for the first time since lockdown [Video]

Colosseum reopens for the first time since lockdown

Rome's famous Colosseum reopened to visitors for the first time since Italy introduced lockdown measures. Park Director Affonsina Russo said it was a day for "great optimism".

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Coronavirus: Colosseum reopens in Rome after three months [Video]

Coronavirus: Colosseum reopens in Rome after three months

The Colosseum in Rome has reopened after almost three months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thermo-scanners, social distancing and disinfectant dispensers at the entrance, together with..

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Rome is still quiet, despite lockdown easing [Video]

Rome is still quiet, despite lockdown easing

Italy entered the second day of an easing of lockdown regulations on Tuesday, but the center of Rome remained virtually deserted with tourists gone and many shops deciding it was not worth their while..

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Rome reopens museums after almost three month closure [Video]

Rome reopens museums after almost three month closure

Rome's main museums have been reopened to the public after being closed for almost three months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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An Italian judge ordered police to seize the headquarters of a far-right group in central Rome, authorities said on Thursday in a move hailed as a victory by the city's mayor Virgina Raggi from the..
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Italy's opposition parties flout social distancing rules at rally in Rome

Italian opposition parties and hundreds of supporters defied social distancing rules on Tuesday to pack Rome's central streets in an anti-government protest rally.
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Rome's coronavirus-hit Raphael exhibition to reopen in June

An exhibition commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of Renaissance artist Raphael will reopen on June 2 in Rome and its run extended until Aug.30, after it fell foul of the COVID-19..
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Italy's beauty sector hopes coronavirus doesn't crack the mirror

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Vatican to introduce temperature checks at St. Peter's Basilica

People attending Masses in St. Peter's and other papal basilicas in Rome will have their temperature checked as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Vatican said on Thursday.
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Silvia Romano, an Italian aid worker kidnapped 18 months ago in East Africa, landed in Rome on Sunday a day after being freed.
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Senior Italian cardinal, papal vicar for Rome, has coronavirus

Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, Pope Francis' vicar for the diocese of Rome, on Monday became the highest-ranking Catholic official known to test positive for coronavirus.
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Italian surfer violates 'stay home' order met by Italian police at the shore

An Italian man was surfing at a beach outside of Rome, ignoring the country's "stay home" order amid COVID-19. He was soon met by the local police.
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Person who lives in papal residence tests positive for coronavirus: report

A person who lives in the same Vatican residence as Pope Francis has tested positive for coronavirus and is being treated in an Italian hospital, the Rome newspaper Il Messaggero reported on Wednesday.
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Kremlin says coronavirus aid to Italy is not a ploy to get EU sanctions lifted

The Kremlin said on Monday that medical assistance Russia was providing to Italy to help it battle the new coronavirus was not part of an attempt to get Rome help lift EU sanctions on Moscow.
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Online videos and hotlines help refugees cope with Italy's coronavirus lockdown

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Pope in dramatic visit to empty Rome to pray for end of virus

Pope Francis ventured into a deserted Rome on Sunday to pray at two shrines for the end of the coronavirus pandemic, as the Vatican said his Easter services will be held without the public for the..
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Smart move: coronavirus converts home working laggard Italy

Donato Velardi's hotline has been ringing almost non-stop since Rome imposed draconian measures to combat its coronavirus crisis, forcing millions of Italians to embrace smartwork.
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Rome churches remain open after Catholics rail against 'Christ in quarantine'

A cardinal on Friday modified his order to close Rome's churches to help contain the spread of coronavirus after Pope Francis cautioned against "drastic measures" and Catholics took to social media to..
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Rome cardinal rolls back on decree closing churches after papal rebuff

A Rome cardinal on Friday abruptly modified his decree closing churches in the Italian capital in order to contain coronavirus after Pope Francis criticized "drastic measures" by churchmen.
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Catholics rail against 'Christ in quarantine' church closures in Rome

Catholics criticized a cardinal's order to close churches in Rome on Friday to help contain the spread of coronavirus and Pope Francis cautioned against "drastic measures".
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Italians face growing virus containment measures

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First Vatican coronavirus patient attended big conference last week

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Vatican reports first case of coronavirus inside its walls

The Vatican said on Friday that a patient in its health services had tested positive for the coronavirus, the first in the tiny, walled city state surrounded by Rome.
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Policeman, fireman test positive for coronavirus in Rome

A policeman and a fireman based in Rome have tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said, raising the risk of the virus spreading in the Italian capital.
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Pope, blaming a cold, skips Lent retreat for first time in his papacy

Pope Francis announced on Sunday that a cold he is suffering from has forced him to skip a Lenten spiritual retreat with senior Vatican officials near Rome for the first time in his papacy.
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Pope says a cold will force him to skip spiritual retreat

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Pope 'slightly indisposed', cancels one event, Vatican says

Pope Francis is slightly indisposed and has canceled an event at a Rome basilica but is carrying out the rest of his schedule in his residence, the Vatican said on Thursday.
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Trial of U.S. men accused of killing Italian policeman opens in Rome

The trial of two young Americans accused of stabbing an Italian policeman to death last year began in Rome on Wednesday, with the lawyer for the family of the slain officer immediately asking for an..
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Passengers from China's Wuhan arriving in Rome checked for coronavirus: airport spokesman

Passengers on a China Southern Airlines flight from the Chinese city of Wuhan arriving at Rome's Fiumicino airport early on Thursday were checked for signs of coronavirus, an airport spokesman said.
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