Rome, the modern city

by | May 29, 2013 | Real Estate

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Archvies 2013-5-29 11 48 39Rome has extended far beyond the walls which date back to the 3rd century, and a great deal of the expansion has taken place in the last three quarters of a century. However, even though there has been massive expansion of the city, there are still long unbroken sections of the original wall remaining. City planning in Rome is impacted at every turn by archaeology; it is an essential element of Rome’s city planners. The city is characterized by ancient columns standing beside newly constructed high rise houses for sale in Rome, office buildings and apartments. The villas, gardens and perennial noisy streets typify modern Rome. As it was in ancient times, the Tiber River severs the city, the left bank being the largest sector. The Tiber River in Rome has more than twenty bridges spanning it.

The Roman Economy:

The Roman economy has changed little over the centuries; Rome is still the centre of transportation as well as the centre of religion, the arts, culture and a commercial centre of international significance. Rome is well served by an elaborate system of public transportation using bus and subway. The huge number of private automobiles on the streets of Rome is a constant source of concern and many attempts have been made to deal with the traffic problems. Today, private vehicles are banned on streets in certain parts of the city.

The economy of Rome, to a large extent, is driven by the tourist industry. Many of the houses for sale in Rome are purchased by those involved in banking, insurance and the fashion industry.


Rome has many new residential districts, but apart from that, the right side of the Tiber is the location of Vatican City which includes St. Peters Church and the ancient Trastevere section. The left-bank of the river is the larger sector of Rome and it is the home to The Coliseum and the Church of St. Peter in Chains and opposite, the old Roman Forum. If one leaves Rome and heads south; there is the Appian Way and the catacombs.

Rome has a number of educational establishments, including the University of Rome which was founded in 1303 and the Academia di Santa Cecilia, the oldest music academy in the world, the opera house in Rome is among the finest in the world.

Rome is the home of five basilicas, four of which occupy the sites of tombs of martyrs. Many old churches in Rome have beautiful mosaics dating back as far as the 4th century and many coloured marbles which themselves were introduced into Roman architecture in the 12th century.

Rome is the home of many ornate fountains; the most famous perhaps is the Fontana di Trevi, the Trevi Fountain.

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