Rome — capital of Italy, one of the oldest cities in the world and the ancient capital of the Roman Empire. Tourists can hardly resist the deafening noise, the bustle and the revival of new Rome, interspersed with the tranquil Islands of the old city. For over 2,500 years Rome is the political and economic center, and this fact determines its character (Article: the History of Rome). No tourist will leave here disappointed, whatever he was doing – shopping on the via Veneto, visiting ancient monuments, acquaintance with the churches, works of art or just enjoy the dolce vita.
Rome is divided into two parts by the river Tiber. Previously the river was over flowing, which often caused floods and spills. In the XIX century on the quays of Rome erected a high stone parapets and since then, the threat of flooding has passed.