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Rome has a status of the global city. It is known as the “Eternal city” and also “Caput Mundi,” coming from Latin and meaning capital of the world. The population of the city of Rome is around 2.7 million. The entire metropolitan area of Rome has an estimated 3.7 million people. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Europe was the most frequently visited region in the world in 2015, accounting for over half (51.4 %) of all international tourist arrivals, equivalent to some 609 million persons.The wealth of European cultures, the variety of its landscapes and the quality of its tourist infrastructure are likely to be an attraction. The center of Rome is compact, and wandering the ruins on foot is a great way to see the city. Street life is vibrant and constant. The architectural design is consuming, and close proximity of ancient sights make for a comfortable and convenient walk. Rome is easily divided into two regions: the inner city, within the Aurealian Wall, built in the late third century to enclose the area around the Seven Hills and the sprawling outer city, with its suburbs. The historical center is a small area, located almost entirely on the eastern bank of the Tiber River. Monuments of Rome’s past eminence are located mostly within the historical center and are a stark contrast to the modern districts.