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Rome: Capital of Italy
Rome, is the capital city and a special comune of Italy. Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,879,728 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi), it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the third most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the centre of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which has a population of 4,355,725 residents, thus making it the second or third most populous metropolitan city in Italy depending on definition. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber. Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city; for this reason Rome has sometimes been defined as the capital of two states.

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Italy lockdown tightens after worst death toll yet [Video]

Italy lockdown tightens after worst death toll yet

Italy has closed all parks and is banning its citizens from venturing outdoors except for essentials, like food. It comes after it recorded 627 new deaths, the single biggest 24-hour spike of any..

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Italy’s homeless struggle with coronavirus [Video]

Italy’s homeless struggle with coronavirus

While the rest of the Italian population stay at home on lockdown, the livelihood of vulnerable homeless people who have no choice but to sleep on the streets has become a major concern. Soraya Ali..

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Paratrooper supports Italy with skydive in Rome [Video]

Paratrooper supports Italy with skydive in Rome

An Italian Army paratrooper has flown a giant Italian flag above the skies of Rome in a demonstration of solidarity with the country, which is in lockdown in response to the coronavirus outbreak.View..

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Rome residents applaud medical staff during coronavirus lockdown [Video]

Rome residents applaud medical staff during coronavirus lockdown

Footage from a flat in Rome where the residents applauded the medical staff in Italy that are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Italians sing on their balconies under lockdown [Video]

Italians sing on their balconies under lockdown

With cities under lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak, self-isolating Italians found new ways to keep themselves entertained from their balconies.

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Italy's shops, bars closed as virus lockdown toughens [Video]

Italy's shops, bars closed as virus lockdown toughens

Bars and shops across Italy were closed on Thursday as tougher restrictions were added to an already severe lockdown aimed to fight coronavirus contagion. Edward Baran reports.

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WHO describes coronavirus outbreak as pandemic [Video]

WHO describes coronavirus outbreak as pandemic

The World Health Organization sees the outbreak of the new coronavirus as a pandemic, Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday. Francesca Lynagh reports.

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Deserted Italian streets in unprecedented lockdown [Video]

Deserted Italian streets in unprecedented lockdown

Italy woke up to deserted streets in an unprecedented lockdown on Tuesday after the government extended quarantine measures across the entire country. Joe Davies reports.

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Shoppers panic buy at supermarket after Italy announces countrywide lockdown [Video]

Shoppers panic buy at supermarket after Italy announces countrywide lockdown

A large crowd of Italians queued in the early hours of the morning in a supermarket in Rome on Tuesday (March 10), stocking up on supplies after a lockdown was announced in an unprecedented attempt to..

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Women's Day: Women's rights organisations fear eviction in Rome [Video]

Women's Day: Women's rights organisations fear eviction in Rome

Women's Day: Women's rights organisations fear eviction in Rome

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Formula-E cancels Rome ePrix due to coronavirus [Video]

Formula-E cancels Rome ePrix due to coronavirus

Formula E cancels April 4 Rome ePrix due to coronavirus but alternative venues are being considered

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Jones "focussed on beating Wales" after Italy fixture postponed due to coronavirus outbreak [Video]

Jones "focussed on beating Wales" after Italy fixture postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

England head coach Eddie Jones says his players' focus is solely on beating Wales despite the escalation of the coronavirus outbreak that has caused the postponement of their final Six Nations clash..

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England and Wales coaches discuss coronavirus ahead of Six Nations clash [Video]

England and Wales coaches discuss coronavirus ahead of Six Nations clash

England head coach Eddie Jones and Wales head coach Wayne Pivac discuss the effects of coronavirus on the sport ahead of their teams' Six Nations clash on Saturday. England's final Six Nations match..

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Not just airlines: the virus has hotels in trouble too [Video]

Not just airlines: the virus has hotels in trouble too

It's not just airlines in trouble over the coronavirus: the whole travel trade is suffering, and that's bad news for the global economy. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Coronavirus: Italy v England postponed amid outbreak [Video]

Coronavirus: Italy v England postponed amid outbreak

England's Six Nations game against Italy on March 14 in Rome has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the PA news agency understands. Tournament organisers faced the option of playing the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published
Virus hospital closes as new cases drop in Wuhan [Video]

Virus hospital closes as new cases drop in Wuhan

Chinese health officials are claiming a victory in the city at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. Wuhan has closed one of 16 pop-up hospitals it rapidly constructed to combat the virus, as the..

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Six Nations rugby matches to go ahead, say organisers [Video]

Six Nations rugby matches to go ahead, say organisers

Organisers decide to carry on with the annual rugby championship despite the coronavirus outbreak.

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5 Facts About Leap Years [Video]

5 Facts About Leap Years

Julius Caesar implemented the leap year in Rome. The Julian Calendar was implemented in 46 B.C.E. Though it was flawed, it remained in place for 16 centuries until the Gregorian Calendar replaced it.

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Dior shows feminist-inspired collection at Paris fashion week [Video]

Dior shows feminist-inspired collection at Paris fashion week

Actress Sigourney Weaver was among stars who attended the Paris Dior, show designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and inspired by 1970s feminism, the day after film producer Harvey Weinstein was found guilty..

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Trial begins for U.S. teens accused of killing Italian cop [Video]

Trial begins for U.S. teens accused of killing Italian cop

The first hearing of the trial of two U.S. students jailed over the murder of a police officer in Rome last year started on Wednesday. The gruesome killing shocked Italy. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Serie A matches among sports fixtures cancelled in Italy after coronavirus outbreak [Video]

Serie A matches among sports fixtures cancelled in Italy after coronavirus outbreak

Four Serie A matches have been postponed after a coronavirus outbreak in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto

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Protective barrier to be constructed around Trevi Fountain in Rome [Video]

Protective barrier to be constructed around Trevi Fountain in Rome

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