Living in Rome

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Rome does not need a presentation, it is a city, but also a symbol and a dream: whether it's the first time you are going there or whether you've been there already, whether you have only a day available or whether you have many, in Rome you will always have something to admire. It is the city with the highest concentration of historical and architectural monuments in the world: 16% of the world's cultural heritage (70% of Italy’s heritage) is located in Rome.

Its historical centre is surrounded by perimeter walls of the Aurelian period, witnessing almost three millennia, and is an expression of the historical, artistic and cultural world of Western Europe. In 1980, together with the Vatican’s extraterritorial properties in the city and the basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rome, the heart of Christianity with the Catholic Basilica of St. Peter and more than 1.000 churches, is the only city in the world to host a foreign state, the autonomous Vatican City, and is therefore often called capital of two States.

The urban structure of Rome is one of the largest in Italy and the city is just 20 km away from the sea. You can easily visit the centre, where most monuments are located, on foot. Most places you will probably want to visit are at a reasonable distance from the main railway station, Stazione Termini.

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is located in Northern Rome, and is accessible by public transportation or by taxi in about 40 minutes from Termini Station.

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