Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian peninsula, where the river Aniene joins the Tiber. According to legend, the city of Rome was founded by the twins Romulus and Remus on April 21, 753 BC. Archaeological evidence supports claims that the city was inhabited since the 8th century BC and earlier. The city was pivotal and responsible for the spread of Greco-Roman culture that endures to this day. Rome is also identified with the Catholic Church and the holders of its episcopal seat are the popes. An enclave of Rome is the State of the Vatican City, the sovereign territory of the Holy See and smallest nation in the world.
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Rome is in the region Lazio
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Photographic print: St. Peter’s and Ponte Sant Angelo, The Vatican