What is the capital of Italy?
Rome is a historic city located in west-central Italy and is the capital of the country as well as of the Lazio region.
It is also famous for being the capital of the Roman Empire for 357 years, from 27 BC to the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD. Rome is crossed by the Tiber River and is located near the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The city is known for its rich history, ancient architecture and numerous monuments such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum and the Vatican, making it a popular tourist destination.
Rome is also a major economic, cultural and political center in Italy and Europe.