Venue & Hospitality
Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia Via Aurelia Km 8.400 00165 Rome Italy
Conference Dates: October 27-28 , 2016
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
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Rome—or Roma in Italian—is the capital city of Italy. It is also the largest city in the country. The city is famed for its history, architecture and food. According to ancient legend, the city of Rome was founded by the twin brothers Remus and Romulus, sons of the god Mars and the priestess Rhea Silvia. Abandoned at birth, they were raised by a she-wolf. Later, the two decide to found a city, but Romulus kills his brother in a fit of anger and names the city Rome, after himself. With 2.7 million residents in 1,285.3 km2 (496.3 sq mi), it is also the country’s largest and most populated commune and fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. 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 (Latium). Rome is the only city in the world to contain in its interior a whole state; the enclave of Vatican City. Rome has a status of the global city. Rome was the 11th-most-visited city in the world, 3rd most visited in the European Union, and the most popular tourist attraction in Italy. The city is one of Europe’s and the world’s most successful city “brands”, both in terms of reputation and assets.
Its historic centre is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are among the world’s most visited tourist destinations with both locations receiving millions of tourists a year. The Colosseum of Rome is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. There are 280 fountains in Rome. Italy manufacture most of the world's top sports cars, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Maserati and Alfa Romeo being some of the most popular. The "Promessi Sposi" is Italy's literature equivalent of Rome and Juliet. Many of Shakespeare's plays were set in Italy, including Romeo and Juliet from Verona. Rome has a museum dedicated entirely to pasta.
St Peter’s basilica inside the Vatican city is the largest church ever constructed. Italian universities are among the oldest universities in the world. In particular the University of Bologna (founded in 1088) and the University of Padua, founded in 1222, are the oldest state universities in Europe. According to the City Brands Index, Rome is considered the world’s second most historically, educationally and culturally interesting and beautiful city. The splendor of religious ceremonies, as well as the encouragement given by the popes to art, music, classical and archaeological studies, and the restoration of ancient monuments, continued to make Rome a center of world culture.