Rome: my capital city

30 03 2012

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Rome has a population of about 6 million people. It lies on the river Tevere, where the Romans landed about 3 000 years ago. Rome’s empire was very strong. It extended to France, Great Britain and Egypt.

Rome is famous for many things. Tourists come from all over the world to visit its historic buildings and monuments, such as the Colosseum, St Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and Trevi fountain.

For me, the best things about Rome are the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel which was painted by Michelangelo. There are also many shops and restaurants where you can buy anything and you can eat typical local dishes such as pasta alla carbonara and pasta all’amatriciana.

Like many big cities, Rome has problems with traffic and pollution. Every day, many people drive cars in the city and use the underground. The air isn’t clean and the streets aren’t safe. I think that Rome is good for tourists and for shopping, but it isn’t a relaxing or quiet place to live.

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