The historic centre of Rome is steeped in history that shaped the world and is still evident today. Legend has it that Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus in the year 753 B.C. This city was first the center of the Roman Republic, then the Roman Empire, and was even the capital for Christians, who built their city right on top of the ancient city.

WHY SPECIAL

2 sites in this World Heritage

  • Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights
  • San Paolo Fuori le Mura

Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights

San Paolo Fuori le Mura

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Italy Vatican 
Category
Cultural
Name
Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
Year of Registered
1980
Year of Revised
1990
Keyword
Historic Center, Registered in 1980, Revised in 1990