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Rome is a city and special comune in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the Province of Rome and of the region of Lazio. With 2.7 million residents in 1,285.3 km², it is also the country's largest and most populated comune and fourth-most populous city in the European Union by... MORE
Rome is a city and special comune in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the Province of Rome and of the region of Lazio. With 2.7 million residents in 1,285.3 km², it is also the country's largest and most populated comune and fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. The urban area of Rome extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 3.8 million. Between 3.2 and 4.2 million people live in Rome metropolitan area. The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber within Lazio. The Vatican City is an independent country within the city boundaries of Rome, the only example of a country within a city existing. Rome's history spans more than two and a half thousand years, since its legendary founding in 753 BC. Rome is one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe. It is referred to as "The Eternal City", a notion expressed by ancient Roman poets and writers. In the ancient world it was successively the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded as one of the birthplaces of Western civilization. Since the 1st century AD, Rome has been considered the seat of the Papacy and in the 8th century it became the capital of the Papal States, which lasted until 1870. In 1871 Rome became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, and in 1946 that of the Italian Republic. LESS
Three time Emmy winning actor James Gandolfini passed away in Italy on Wednesday. He was 51-years old. James likely suffered from a heart attack while touring through Rome with his son Michael. James is hailed as an acting genius and is most famous for his role as Tony Soprano on HBO's The Sopranos. The show is considered not only one of the best dramas ever written for television, but can also be credited for changing the landscape of original series programming as we know it. On behalf of all of us here at CelebTV, our thoughts go out to James' family and friends.
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