Rome the eternal city
Rome is the capital city of Italy and the of the Vatican City. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber.
Rome’s history spans 28 centuries. Eventually, the city successively became the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. It was first called The Eternal City by the Roman poet Tibullus. In the 8th century it became the capital of the Papal States which pursued a coherent architectural and urban programme over four hundred years, aimed at making the city the artistic and cultural centre of the world. In this way, Rome became first one of the major centres of the Renaissance. In 1871, Rome became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, which, in 1946, became the Italian Republic.
Rome is today the 11th most visited city in the world, the third most visited in Europe. Its historic centre is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
About this brochure on Rome
8 pages leaflet pages of 10,6 x 22,1 cm, edited by ENIT, the Italian State Tourist Department, to promote Rome in 1933.
Published : ENIT / “Novissima”, Roma, 1933-XIII
Ref / Date: TE-IT-1933-A / ?