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Exploring Rome, Italy: Home

A Curated Country Guide


Welcome! Traveling overseas to study abroad can feel like a huge undertaking, but it doesn't have to be. This Curated Country Guide featuring Rome, Italy serves to provide information that will make travel preparation easier and less stressful. After all, Rome is a haven for travelers with all kinds of interests, including history, art, architecture, gastronomy, sporting events, religion... the list can go on and on. Click on the tabs above to explore sources and learn about what Rome (and other cities around Italy) have to offer. Enjoy!

Italy: The Basics offers a great statistical overview of Italy, including the geography, population, climate, currency conversions, common languages, religions, its largest cities, and more. For instance, 87.8% of Italy's inhabitants are Roman Catholic and the climate varies considerably depending on where you choose to visit (e.g. northern Italy, closer to the Alps, is colder than areas like Sicily, located off the coast of southern Italy). In fact, Sicily gets more than 2,000 hours of sunshine a year! Finally, has links to click on in each section to get more information about specific topics, like the economy, climate patterns, etc.  According to the "about" link at the bottom of the homepage, the statistical data on their website comes from other well-known databases, such as the U.S. Census Bureau, the European Commission, the United Nations Statistical Division, and others.  Although there are some pop-up advertisements on the website, this project from eglitis media, a company based in Germany, provides the most recently available official information.

A Few Sights of Rome

Map of Italy

A map of Italy is included below. Italy is a peninsular nation located in southern Europe and over 59.5 million people reside there. Rome is the country's capital, which is home to over 2.8 million people.